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Day 46 – Wednesday 14th September 2016

Day 46 – Wednesday 14th September 2016

sloping-wall-corner-to-side-and-rear

sloping-wall-corner-to-side-and-rear

rosemary-tiles-for-new-roof-matching-old-tiles

rosemary-tiles-for-new-roof-matching-old-tiles

new-entrance-to-house-via-back-door-into-utility

new-entrance-to-house-via-back-door-into-utility

Block work now built up higher on left side of utility

lintel-above-new-back-door-area-and-wire-to-be-re-routed

lintel-above-new-back-door-area

Days 43 and 44 – Friday 9th and Monday 12th September 2016

Days 43 and 44 – Friday 9th September and Monday 12th September 2016

Views of progress on steps and extension

back-view-of-kitchen-extension

back-view-of-kitchen-extension

side-view-of-new-extension

side-view-of-new-extension

new-main-steps-progress-so-far

new-main-steps-progress-so-far

 

Day 37 – Wednesday 31st August 2016

Day 37 – Wednesday 31st August 2016

Building Control Officer visited today to check on progress.

Also Bat licenced Ecologist came in the afternoon to supervise the removal of tiles from existing utility room roof and small bedroom roof as required by the bat licence.

Tiles removed over the utility room, picture taken from scaffolding

Tiles removed over the utility room, picture taken from scaffolding

Tiles removed from roof over small bedroom, this will be a new bathroom, picture taken from scaffolding

Tiles removed from roof over small bedroom, this will be a new bathroom, picture taken from scaffolding

Another view over utility room roof where tiles have been removed under supervision of bat ecologist

Another view over utility room roof where tiles have been removed under supervision of bat ecologist

Up on Scaffolding - Tiles all removed from old existing roof over utility room and small bedroom

Up on Scaffolding – Tiles all removed from old existing roof over utility room and small bedroom

View to main roof over existing master bedroom, this will be the new lounge

View to main roof over existing master bedroom, this will be the new lounge

View to garden from scaffolding above new kitchen

View to garden from scaffolding above new kitchen

View to back garden from scaffolding over new kitchen

View to back garden from scaffolding over new kitchen

View from scaffolding

View from scaffolding

New Fascia board partly in place over position for patio doors

New Fascia board partly in place over position for patio doors

Progress on the new step area from patio

Progress on the new step area from patio

Days 30 and 31 – Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Days 30 and 31 – Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Work concentrated on the retaining wall behind the new kitchen and the new step area that will give us quick access to the garden.  The soil is clay and heavy, and although it has been well compacted over the years before its disturbance for this build, it needs to be held back with a strong wall.

Digger to remove remaining soil for steps 2

Digger to remove remaining soil for steps

As the height of the garden from the new patio is well above the ground level, about six steps will be required. This means more digging out to create space for the steps, also taking into consideration the width of each step and the drop of each step.

Digger to remove remaining soil for steps

Digger removing remaining soil

View from bedroom 2

View from bedroom

View from bedroom

2nd View from bedroom

 

Day 29 – Friday 19th August 2016

Day 29 – Friday 19th August 2016

Rain! Heavy! No proper rain for a few weeks, till last night and this morning, just as all roof tiles have been removed – typical!

By lunch time rain was so heavy, the builder and his mate went home. Rain stops play again.

Filling back of retaining wall

Filling back of retaining wall

Retaining wall

Retaining wall