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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 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 180 – Monday 20th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 180 – Monday 20th March 2017 – phase 2

It's sunny in the new sun lounge!

It’s sunny in the new sun lounge!

Royston has been cementing in the gable ends

Royston the roofer has been cementing in the gable ends

Cementing of the roof tiles at the gable end

Cementing of the roof tiles at the gable end

Parts of the roof still to be completed

Parts of the roof still to be completed

View from the top of the house over the back roofs

View from the top of the house over the back roofs

View over the flat roof of the utility and progress of the retiling

View over the flat roof of the utility and progress of the retiling

View over the right side of the roof and velux from the top flat roof

View over the right side of the roof and velux from the top flat roof

Top of the house, over the new bedroom

Top of the house, over the new bedroom

Wills in the new Sun Room

Wills in the new Sun Room

Skirting boards going in, round bedroom and study

Skirting boards going in, round bedroom and study

Skirting boards going in, round bedroom and study pic 2

Skirting boards going in, round bedroom and study pic 2

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

Day 172 – Wednesday 8th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 172 – Wednesday 8th March 2017 – phase 2

Ceiling of the new sun lounge, freshly plastered

Ceiling of the new sun lounge, freshly plastered

Freshly plastered wall of sun lounge, boarded area will have french doors

Freshly plastered wall of sun lounge, boarded area will have french doors

Opposite side of sun lounge, plasterboard in place

Opposite side of sun lounge, plasterboard in place

Wills!

Wills!

new dormer window from inside, unfortunately a mistake at the suppliers meant that the sealed units were incorrect size

new dormer window from inside, unfortunately a mistake at the suppliers meant that the sealed units were incorrect size

new dormer window from inside

new dormer window from inside

new dormer window

new dormer window

view form new dormer

view from new dormer

Paul on scaffolding

Paul on scaffolding

Day 171 – Tuesday 7th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 171 – Tuesday 7th March 2017 – phase 2

Spring - lovely day

Spring seems to have arrived – a beautiful day at Springdale

Through the Magnolia tree

Through the Magnolia tree

furry bud on the Magnolia tree

Furry buds on the Magnolia Tree

Ballan Electrical

Joe O’Hara from Ballan Electrical and Steve Williams, our builder

Wallpaper stripped off, walls plastered, ready for another coat, old red paint showing from a previous owner of Springdale

Wallpaper stripped off, walls filled with plaster ready for another coat, old red paint showing through from a previous owner of Springdale

Rough plaster to fill in gaps where old wall between poch and hall was taken down, red paint under old wallpaper

Rough plastering to fill the gaps where the old wall was situated between the porch and the hall. Red paint showing through under the old wallpaper

New sun lounge, angled wall has been plastered filling in any uneven divets and holes and missing plaster where picture rail was removed

New sun lounge, angled wall has been plastered filling in any uneven divets and holes and missing plaster where picture rail was removed

New flooring in old porch area, insulated underneath

New flooring in old porch area, insulated underneath

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View from old porch through new sun lounge areas have been plaster filled in readiness for skim coat. Old wallpaper and picture rail removed

Ladders the only access to upstairs - wall plastered,

Ladders still the only access to upstairs – wall plastered

Ceiling for new sun lounge with plaster board. Joe O'Hara, Ballan Electrical, has cut 8 holes for new lights, wires are in place for lighting

Ceiling for the new sun lounge at plasterboard stage. Joe O’Hara, Ballan Electrical, has cut 8 holes for the new lights which he wired on his last visit.

Newly plasterboarded ceiling and wiring for new lights. There will be 8 in total in this room

The front of the new sun lounge. Newly plasterboarded ceiling and wiring for new lights. There will be 8 in total in this room

Plug socket in new sun lounge

Plug socket in new sun lounge

Access to upstairs

Access to upstairs

First new light upstairs, fitted but not connected. It is one of 9 lights for the new bedroom

First new lights upstairs, fitted but not yet able to switch on. It is one of 9 lights for the bedroom

new socket by small window in bedroom

New socket by small window in bedroom  -Up and running!

light switch for main lights that will be beside bed, also sockets below

light switch for main lights that will be beside bed, also sockets below

light switch being prepared outside new ensuite bathroom

light switch being prepared outside new ensuite bathroom

Lights installed and parts of ceiling painted

Lights installed and parts of ceiling painted

light in study, but no light yet!

light in study, but no light yet!

Another few walls painted with initial coat of emulsion in the upstairs bedroom

Another few walls painted with initial coat of emulsion in the upstairs bedroom

View across the new bedroom to windows, lights and wiring can be seen

View across the new bedroom to windows, lights and wiring can be seen

Plastering over the stairwell and wiring completed for stair lights

Plastering over the stairwell and wiring completed for stair lights

Initial coats of emulsion in new bedroom

Initial coats of emulsion in new bedroom