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Day 187 – Thursday 30th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 187 – Thursday 30th March 2017 – phase 2

No work on Wednesday

Today is the last day of the build.  Lots of finishing off tasks and installing new doors downstairs.  Plumber still to do radiators, and bathroom suite upstairs, but all the external build is now complete.  Here are a few pictures, more to come after the scaffolding is removed.

The outside of the house is all ready for unveiling. The scaffolding should come down next week.

The outside of the house is all ready for unveiling. The scaffolding should come down next week.

guttering finished on the right side of house

guttering finished on the right side of house

guttering all finished

guttering all finished

Bat box on the right side of house by bedroom

Bat box on the right side of house by bedroom

bat box at the top of the house under the gable

bat box at the top of the house under the gable

Bat box on the left side of the house

Bat box on the left side of the house

The curtain is down! We now have the archway back and can see our new sun lounge! Superb!

The curtain is down! We now have the archway back and can see our new sun lounge! Superb!

Another view through the archway

Another view through the archway

New door into downstairs bedroom

New door into downstairs bedroom

New glass panelled door into the hall - this will allow some light through

New glass panelled door into the hall – this will allow some light through

Magnolia tree just ready to flower

Magnolia tree just ready to flower

Day 185 – Monday 27th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 185 – Monday 27th March 2017 – phase 2

Springdale nearly finished still with scaffolding

Springdale nearly finished still with scaffolding. View from the back of the house.

Bedroom door now with architrave

Bedroom door now with architrave, also bathroom door both side complete

Cupboard handles on cupboard in study now finished

Cupboard handles on cupboard in study now finished

 

Looking down the new staircase - new handrail up and fitted on the right pic 2

Looking down the new staircase – new handrail up and fitted on the right – pic 2

Looking down the new staircase - new handrail up and fitted on the right

Looking down the new staircase – new handrail up and fitted on the right

Stair rail now with spindles all stained and treated, the rest to complete after work is complete upstairs

Stair rail now with spindles all stained and treated, the rest to complete after work is complete upstairs

New staircase with the stained and treated spindles now fitted

New staircase with the stained and treated spindles now fitted

left gable and new gutterings and downpipes

left gable and new gutterings and downpipes

Old guttering now removed as an extra to the original work - old guttering was full of holes and broken in places

Old guttering now removed as an extra to the original work – old guttering was full of holes and broken in places

Old guttering removed

Old guttering removed

Vents complete under dormer roof

Vents complete under dormer roof

Dormer with vents below guttering just visible

Dormer with vents below guttering just visible

Fuse boxes now all labelled up by Joe, Ballan Electrical

Fuse boxes now all labelled up by Joe, Ballan Electrical

Old alarm wires removed, fuse switch removed and general tidy up of all wiring in utility room

Old alarm wires removed, fuse switch removed and general tidy up of all wiring in utility room

Sockets relocated in the utility room, fuse switch removed from above by Joe, Ballan Electrical

Sockets relocated in the utility room, fuse switch removed from above by Joe, Ballan Electrical

Smoke alarm changed so will not be set off by cooking, just smoke

Smoke alarm changed so will not be set off by cooking, just smoke

Old light which had been removed on a previous occasion by Joe now replaced with smaller light to match the rest of the sun room, also on the same circuit

Old light which had been removed on a previous occasion by Joe now replaced with smaller light to match the rest of the sun room, also on the same circuit

new smaller light in archway connected to the lights in the sunroom

new smaller light in archway connected to the lights in the sunroom

Skirting boards around bedroom now complete

Skirting boards around bedroom now complete

Skirting boards around bedroom now complete pic 2

Skirting boards around bedroom now complete pic 2

Day 184 – Friday 24th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 184 – Friday 24th March 2017 – phase 2

Into the final stages now as the outside is nearly finished with just vents and guttering to be completed.  Inside the staircase will be finished next week and some new doors, which are extras to the build, will be fitted.  Today 3 bat boxes were fixed into position as required by our bat licence.

Bat box 2

Bat box 2, a small slit at the bottom allows a bat to enter

Bat box 1 - shadowed by scaffolding

Bat box 1 – shadowed by scaffolding

Bat box 3 painted white to blend in with the house

Bat box 3 painted white to blend in with the house

Looking down into sun room from scaffolding

Looking down into sun room from scaffolding

New guttering and down pipes from flat roof

New guttering and down pipes from flat roof

New guttering and down pipes pic 2

New guttering and down pipes pic 2

New guttering up around the dormer window

New guttering up around the dormer window

Bathroom door now with handles fitted

Bathroom door now with handles fitted

Inside the new wardrobes - hanging rails and small shelf - perfect, thanks Steve and Luke

Inside the new wardrobes – hanging rails and small shelf – perfect! thanks Steve and Luke

Wardrobe under the sloping roof adapted to fit

Wardrobe under the sloping roof adapted to fit

Wardrobe with longer hanging space for longer clothes

Wardrobe with longer hanging space for longer clothes

Wardrobe with panelling showing on sides and fronts - looks so smart

Wardrobe with panelling showing on sides and front – looks so smart

Wardrobe, one door open

Wardrobe, one door open

 

Cupboard in the study over the stairs - now with fitted doors

Cupboard in the study over the stairs – now with fitted doors

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017 – phase 2

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017 – phase 2

Busy weekend.  Scaffolding is due for removal shortly.  Therefore it was an opportunity that we couldn’t miss to give the new render 2 coats of paint.  We used Sandtex Masonry Paint.

Painting the new render, first coat

Painting the new render, first coat

First coat of masonery paint on new rendering

First coat of masonry paint on new rendering

All painted - will be able to paint from here downwards when the scaffolding is removed

All painted – will be able to paint from here downwards when the scaffolding is removed

Bathroom and bedroom windows

Bathroom and bedroom windows

Gable painted

Gable painted

two coats of paint

two coats of paint

View of painted newly rendered walls along the top of the scaffolding

View of painted newly rendered walls along the top of the scaffolding

Day 178 – Thursday 16th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 178 – Thursday 16th March 2017 – phase 2

Windows and doors have arrived for the front

Windows and doors have arrived for the front

Chris and Clive our window fitters - CWH Windows and Doors, Cardiff - an excellent job done on all our windows and doors!

Chris and Clive our window fitters – CWH Windows and Doors, Cardiff – an excellent job done on all our windows and doors!

Clive - the window expert

Clive – the window expert

Clive Chris and Steve

Clive, Chris and Steve, our builder

Finally the new French Doors for the front of the house have arrived

Finally the new French Doors for the front of the house have arrived. This is a sideways view until the scaffolding is taken away

French door with letterbox to the bottom right

French door with letterbox to the bottom right

New French Window Front Doors

New French Window Front Doors

New front doors from outside

New front doors from outside

New front windows and doors - fabulous

New front windows and doors – fabulous

side view of new window pic 2

side view of new window pic 2

side view of new window

side view of new window

View from the ladder of the new window

View from the ladder of the new window

View of the front from the side

View of the front from the side

Windows and doors have arrived for the front pic 2

Windows and doors have arrived for the front pic 2

Window units put in place today in the dormer, where the boarding up was, supplier sent the wrong size

Window units put in place today in the dormer, where the boarding up was, supplier sent the wrong size

View of the house with new front doors and windows

View of the house with new front doors and windows

View of the house with new front doors and windows from a slightly different angle

View of the house with new front doors and windows from a slightly different angle

New fitted cupboards under construction in the sloping roof area

New fitted cupboards under construction in the sloping roof area. Taking shape!

New large fitted wardrobes also under construction

New large fitted wardrobes also under construction

New large fitted wardrobes under construction on both sides of the doorway

New large fitted wardrobes under construction on both sides of the doorway. Looking brilliant

Day 176 – Tuesday 14th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 176 – Tuesday 14th March 2017 – phase 2

As an extra to the new upstairs build, and as recommended by our builder, we decided to have the rest of the roofing felt and battens renewed.  The felt on the old part of the house was in a bad state,  so tiles needed stripping off first.  In accordance with our bat licence we had two bat ecologists to supervise this part.

 

roofers at work

Roofers at work

 

The Bat Girls

The Bat Ecologists

felt and battening being replaced

felt and battening being replaced

New felt and battening for the rest of the roof that was not replaced during the new building of upstairs bedroom

New felt and battening for the rest of the roof that was not replaced during the new building of upstairs bedroom

New ridge tiles - ladder up from utility flat roof

New ridge tiles – ladder up from utility flat roof

roofers at work

roofers at work

small area of felt and battening being replaced on the right hand side of the house

small area of felt and battening being replaced on the right hand side of the house

Steve and Luke burning the old roof battens

Steve and Luke burning the old roof battens

view down to utility flat roof and skylight over new family bathroom

view down to utility flat roof and skylight over new family bathroom

View from flat roof over upstairs bedroom to right side of house, new ridge tiles and new felt and battening

View from flat roof over upstairs bedroom to right side of house, new ridge tiles and new felt and battening

View over from new flat roof over the new upstairs bedroom down to the back of the house where 3 steep rooves now converge onto utility roof

View over from new flat roof over the new upstairs bedroom down to the back of the house where 3 steep roofs now converge onto utility roof

View over roofs at back of house

View over roofs at back of house

view over flat roof of dormer, just visible

view over flat roof of dormer, just visible

view to front of house from flat roof

view to front of house from flat roof

VIew to front of house from new flar roof over the bedroom

View to front of house from new flat roof over the bedroom

View to velux side of house

View to velux side of house

window sill at dormer

window sill at dormer

New window sill in master bedroom

New window sill in master bedroom

New window sill at small window

New window sill at small window

sun lounge - scaffolding for painting and ladders still the only access to the upstairs

sun lounge – scaffolding for painting and ladders still the only access to the upstairs

New lights up and running in master bedroom by ballen Electrical

New lights up and running in master bedroom by Ballan Electrical, 9 lights in total, excellent lighting

Study lights and wood rof new cupboard over stairs

Study lights, 3, put in by Joe, and wood for new cupboard over stairs

lights over stairs

lights over stairs

No stairs yet, access by ladder

No stairs yet, access by ladder

Day 175 – Monday 13th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 175 – Monday 13th March 2017 – phase 2

New sun lounge which has been painted over the weekend and Monday, scaffolding was left to use for the very high parts

New sun lounge which has been painted over the weekend and Monday, scaffolding was left to use for the very high parts

New sun lounge boarded up at present - front windows awaiting delivery

New sun lounge boarded up at present – front windows awaiting delivery

new sun lounge - view to the back and archway to old kitchen, covered to keep dust out

new sun lounge – view to the back and archway to old kitchen, covered to keep dust out

sun lounge - scaffolding for painting and ladders still the only access to the upstairs

sun lounge – scaffolding for painting and ladders still the only access to the upstairs

levelled area of floor in sun room

levelled area of floor in sun room

dormer view from front scaffolding

dormer view from front scaffolding

Dormer window with soffets all painted black

Dormer window with soffits all painted black

Painted soffet boards

Painted soffit boards

Painted soffet boards 2

Painted soffit boards 2

Painted soffet boards 3

Painted soffit boards 3

Gable end boards painted black

Gable end boards painted black

cladding for side of dormer

cladding for side of dormer

Steve and Luke - the main men who have made our dream come true

Steve and Luke – the builders