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Tuesday 16th May 2017 – Preparing for Carpets

Tuesday 16th May 2017 – Preparing for Carpets

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 2

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 2

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 3 showing staircase

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 3 showing staircase, now stained and varnished

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 4 view to old kitchen

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 4 view to old kitchen

New upstairs bedroom ready for carpet laying

New upstairs bedroom ready for carpet laying

Upstairs bedroom ready for carpet - view through to ensuite

Upstairs bedroom ready for carpet – view through to ensuite

Upstairs bedroom ready for carpet

Upstairs bedroom ready for carpet – view through to top of stairs and study

bedroom ready for carpet

Downstairs bedroom ready for carpet

bedroom ready for carpet pic 2

bedroom ready for carpet pic 2

Messy in the other rooms

Downstairs front bedroom emptied for carpet laying

Downstairs front bedroom emptied into here for carpet laying to take place

Sitting room with bedroom stuff for carpet laying

Sitting room with bedroom stuff in here so carpet laying can take place

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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

Weekend – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017

Weekend – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017

Product used to treat spindles for staircase. This will eventually be used twice for entire staircase

Product used to treat spindles for staircase. This will eventually be used twice for entire staircase

Used this product as recommended by Joe, our electrician.

Spindles for staircase treated for the first time with a tinted oil called

Spindles for staircase treated for the first time with a tinted oil – Honey

Spacers for inbetween spindles also treated for the first time with the honey tinted Osmo

Spacers for in between spindles also treated for the first time with the honey tinted Osmo

Top of staircase - some hard to reach places treated with Osmo before the spindles make these places inaccessible for painting

Top of staircase – some hard to reach places treated with Osmo before the spindles make these places inaccessible for painting

This product will be the third coat that we apply to the staircase

This product will be the third coat that we apply to the staircase

Venturing upstairs for the first time pic 2

Venturing upstairs for the first time pic 2

Day 183 – Thursday 23rd March 2017 – phase 2

Day 183 – Thursday 23rd March 2017 – phase 2

New outside sensor lights for Springdale, wired and installed by Joe - Ballan Electrical

New outside sensor lights for Springdale, wired and installed by Joe – Ballan Electrical

Outside Light at Springdale

Outside Light at Springdale

Second front outside light at Springdale

Second front outside light at Springdale

New sun lounge - we now have light, thanks to Joe, Ballan Electrical

New sun lounge – we now have light, thanks to Joe, Ballan Electrical

Staircase out of bounds tonight whilst extra supports are setting

Staircase out of bounds tonight whilst extra supports are setting

Staircase - looking down, treads all covered with card to protect them till work is finished pic 2

Staircase – looking down, treads all covered with card to protect them till work is finished pic 2 Supports have now set

Cupboards built into sloping roof

Cupboards built into sloping roof, now with handles

Handles for newly built fitted wardrobes and cupboards

Handles for newly built fitted wardrobes and cupboards Close up picture

View of new wardrobes from dormer side of bedroom, corner not yet complete

View of new wardrobes from dormer side of bedroom, corner not yet complete

Door to new bedroom with handles

Door to new bedroom with handles

Door to new ensuite bathroom, no handles yet

Door to new ensuite bathroom, no handles yet

Door to study with corner piece cut out - this has been from a safety point of view.

Door to study with corner piece cut out – this has been from a safety point of view. The door is safest opening into the room. Opening onto a small landing means stepping backwards which could result in a fall down the stairs

Door to study, corner cut off to fit inside sloping roof

Door to study, corner cut off to fit inside sloping roof

Day 182 – Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – phase 2

Day 182 – Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – phase 2

New staircase has arrived

New staircase has arrived!

Parts of the staircase

Parts of the staircase – spindles, rail, step

New staircase now fixed in place in our new sun lounge, looks so smart and takes up little room

First view of the new staircase to the upstairs bedroom – New staircase now fixed in place in our new sun lounge, looks so smart and takes up little room! So happy with it! Thanks to our builders Steve and Luke.

Side of staircase - no spindles yet

Side of staircase – no spindles yet

Looking up staircase

Looking up staircase

Front of the house at present, soon to be unwrapped

Front of the house at present, soon to be unwrapped

Roof now finished by Royston, all ridge tiles now on

Roof now finished by Royston, all ridge tiles now on

Ridge tiles

Ridge tiles

Ridge tiles all with clips to hold in place

Ridge tiles all with clips to hold in place

Ridge tile clips

Ridge tile clips

Tiling below dormer now also completed

Tiling below dormer now also completed

View looking down over the sloping roof of the dormer side of the house

View looking down over the sloping roof of the dormer side of the house

View over the back of the house and the new ride tiles that have replaced the old crumbling ones

View over the back of the house and the new ridge tiles that have replaced the old crumbling ones

Fixed ridge tiles

Fixed ridge tiles

Corner joint where 2 ridges join

Corner joint where 2 ridges join

View over the top flat roof with ridge tiles now back on, and new ones over the gables

View over the top flat roof with ridge tiles now back on, and new ones over the gables

Day 164 – Monday 27th February 2017 – phase 2

Day 164 – Monday 27th February 2017 – phase 2

4-vans-means-a-lot-of-teas-and-coffees

Four vans on the drive – this means a lot of teas and coffees to be made

Roofer, Royston, has been doing the flat roof sections

another-coat-of-fibre-glass-applied-over-flat-roof

another-coat-of-fibre-glass-applied-over-flat-roof

fibre-glass-roof

fibre-glass-roof

flat-roof-over-the-dormer

flat-roof-over-the-dormer lead area can be seen below

dormer-window-boarded-up-and-flat-roof-has-had-fibre-glass-applied

dormer-window-boarded-up-and-flat-roof-has-had-fibre-glass-applied

Michael the plasterer to begin skimming walls etc.

beginning-of-plastering-in-the-study-sealing-joints

beginning-of-plastering-in-the-study-sealing-joints

plasterer-beginning-to-seal-joints-between-plasterboard-before-skimming

plasterer-beginning-to-seal-joints-between-plasterboard-before-skimming

plastering-of-bedroom-ceiling

plastering-of-bedroom-ceiling

plastering-on-the-new-bedroom-ceiling-half-the-room-has-been-completed-today

plastering-on-the-new-bedroom-ceiling-half-the-room-has-been-completed-today

ceiling-pipework-in-new-front-room-old-hall-in-the-ceiling-for-water-and-radiators

ceiling-pipework-in-new-front-room-old-hall-in-the-ceiling-for-water-and-radiators. Work done by Marcus Kelly and his assistant Josh

pipework-for-radiators-and-hot-and-cold-water-for-upstairs-fitted-today-by-marcus-kelly-plumber

pipework-for-radiators-and-hot-and-cold-water-for-upstairs-fitted-today-by-marcus-kelly-plumber

pipework-in-the-old-porch-roof-space-for-hot-old-water-and-radiators

pipework-in-the-old-porch-roof-space-for-hot and cold-water-and-radiators

extractor-fan-installed-in-new-bathroom

extractor-fan-installed-in-new-bathroom

joe-ohara-electrician-ballen-electrical

Joe O’Hara, electrician, Ballan Electrical, wiring for light switches, sockets, in the old hallway which is becoming the sun lounge

channel-in-the-wall-in-the-new-front-room-for-wiring-to-turn-on-main-lights

channel-in-the-wall-in-the-new-front-room-for-wiring-to-turn-on-main-lights

channel-for-electrics-to-light-switch-which-will-be-by-the-staircase

channel-for-electrics-to-light-switch-which-will-be-by-the-staircase

wiring-installed-for-outside-light

wiring-installed-for-outside-light

wiring-for-right-hand-outside-light

wiring-for-right-hand-outside-light

wiring-for-outside-light-and-porch-light

wiring-for-outside-light

rockwool-filling-cavities-in-the-new-ensuite-bathroom

rockwool-filling-cavities-in-the-new-ensuite-bathroom

upstairs-windows-as-viewed-from-level-2-of-the-scaffolding

upstairs-windows-as-viewed-from-level-2-of-the-scaffolding

progress-at-the-top-of-the-staircase

progress-at-the-top-of-the-staircase

Days 156-159 Wednesday 15th February Monday 20th February 2017

Days 156-159  Wednesday 15th February Monday 20th February 2017

Away for a few days in Edinburgh at a wedding so loads of progress on the build whilst we were in Scotland

 

dormer-from-side-and-felt-and-battening-on-roof

dormer-from-side-and-felt-and-battening-on-roof

Roofers have been in and working on both sides of the house

felt-battening-and-dormer

felt-battening-and-dormer

new-dormer-structure

new-dormer-structure

roof-tiled-on-the-right-side-of-house-and-around-the-velux

roof-tiled-on-the-right-side-of-house-and-around-the-velux

scratch-coat-at-top-of-new-front-wall-viewed-from-the-right-side

scratch-coat-at-top-of-new-front-wall-viewed-from-the-right-side

scratch-coat-at-top-of-new-front-wall

scratch-coat-at-top-of-new-front-wall

scratch-coat-on-gable-end

scratch-coat-on-gable-end

view-of-scratch-coat-from-the-left-and-the-felt-and-battening

view-of-scratch-coat-from-the-left-and-the-felt-and-battening

pipes-for-radiator-in-bedroom-under-dormer-window

pipes-for-radiator-in-bedroom-under-dormer-window installed by Marcus Kelly our plumber

pipes-laid-by-plumber-around-new-eaves

pipes-laid-by-plumber-around-new-eaves

area-marked-for-new-walk-in-shower

area-marked-for-new-walk-in-shower

partition-wall-in-front-of-new-eaves-in-bathroom

partition-wall-in-front-of-new-eaves-in-bathroom

insulation-in-new-bathroom-around-window

insulation-in-new-bathroom-around-window

partition-wall-between-study-and-staircase-area

partition-wall-between-study-and-staircase-area

study-and-plasterboarding

study-and-plaster ensuiteboarding

view-of-large-window-in-new-bedroom-from-ensuite

view-of-large-window-in-new-bedroom-from-ensuite

view-of-dormer-from-inside

view-of-dormer-from-inside

bedroom-marked-out-to-establish-positions-of-light-switches-and-plug-sockets

bedroom-marked-out-to-establish-positions-of-light-switches-and-plug-sockets, wiring all in for lights, all installed by Joe O’Hara, Ballen Electrical

electrician-ballen-electrical-has-marked-up-reference-point-for-switches-to-be-transferred-when-plaster-board-is-put-into-place

electrician-ballen-electrical-has-marked-up-reference-point-for-switches-to-be-transferred-when-plaster-board-is-put-into-place