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Weekend work – Saturday 1st April and Sunday 2nd April 2017

Weekend work – Saturday 1st April and Sunday 2nd April 2017

painting above front patio doors now complete

Painting above front patio doors now complete

doors on cupboard in the study have had another coat, one more coat of the eggshell paint to go

Doors on cupboard in the study have had another coat of paint, one more coat of the eggshell paint to go on the inner panel

door into new family bathroom now varnished on both sides

Door into new family bathroom now varnished on both sides

door into new family bathroom now varnished

Door into new family bathroom now varnished, this is the outside off the Utility Room

old kitchen door now varnished

Old kitchen door now varnished, both sides, this leads into the new Sun Room.

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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 177 – Wednesday 15th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 177 – Wednesday 15th March 2017 – phase 2

Newly clad side of dormer

Newly clad side of dormer

Newly clad dormer and vent holes created in soffets

Newly clad dormer and vent holes created in soffits

Left side of the dormer also with new cladding

Left side of the dormer also with new cladding

retiling to be completed here on the corner and the ridge over the new bedroom

retiling to be completed here on the corner and the ridge over the new bedroom

new ridge tiles from new kitchen extension and back bedroom to the very original old part of the house

new ridge tiles stretching over the hall from new kitchen extension and back bedroom to the very original old part of the house

Newly tiled roof sloping down sharply to flat roof over utility, not quite completed

Newly tiled roof sloping down sharply to flat roof over utility, not quite completed

Ridge tiles to be completed here

Ridge tiles to be completed here

roof tiled over old kitchen

roof tiled over old kitchen

The three sloping roofs converging on the flat roof of the utility room

The three sloping roofs converging on the flat roof of the utility room

View of the three sloping roofs and view to garden beyond

View of the three sloping roofs and view to garden beyond

view round to flat roof over utility and newly tiled roof sloping down to utility room

view round to flat roof over utility and newly tiled roof sloping down to utility room

View through to field and the polytunnel from the flat roof over the new bedroom

View through to field and the polytunnel from the flat roof over the new bedroom

Wood for fitted wardrobes prepared

Wood for fitted wardrobes prepared

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

Weekend work – Sunday 5th March 2017 – phase 1 and 2

Weekend work – Sunday 5th March 2017 – phase 1 and 2

Phase 1 work this weekend – Tony (brother-in-law) has fitted handles to bathroom and kitchen door and has begun to tile the kitchen (white tiles!)

Phase 2 work this weekend – Paul has been working on the upstairs, beginning the painting of the ceiling in the new upstairs bedroom in readiness for Joe to return and fit the lights.

Handles to door to utility and new family bathroom fitted by Tony

Handles now in place on door to kitchen from utility and door to new family bathroom. Fitted by Tony

The start of the tiling in the new kitchen - thanks Tony!

The start of the tiling in the kitchen – thanks Tony!

This is what is called 'Buttering of tiles'

This is what is called the ‘back buttering’ of tiles. It ensures a thin even coverage of the cement

New white tiles for a new white kitchen

New white tiles with spacers

Tiling starts from the centre of the cooker and works out the way in both directions

Tiling starts from the centre of the cooker and works out the way in both directions

Spirit levels are essential

Spirit levels are essential

tiling in new kitchen

tiling in new kitchen

tiling in new kitchen pic 2

tiling in new kitchen pic 2

Paul putting on the first coat of emulsion in the new bedroom

Paul applying the first coat of watery emulsion to the newly plastered ceiling in the new bedroom

First coat of emulsion on bedroom ceiling

First coat of emulsion on bedroom ceiling

First coat of emulsion on bedroom ceiling pic 2

First coat of emulsion on bedroom ceiling pic 2

First coat of emulsion on bedroom ceiling pic 3

First coat of emulsion on bedroom ceiling pic 3

Day 137 – Sunday 22nd January 2017 – back to phase 1

Day 137 – Sunday 22nd January 2017 – back to phase 1 – near completion of the new family bathroom

Fitments all in place, door needs painting or varnishing and also handle required.

Interesting to compare it with how it used to look in September 2016.  See the transformation below.

saturday-3rd-september-small-bedroom-roof-leaked-badly-tiles-have-been-removed

Small bedroom to new bathroom

wet-room-roof-leaking-again

small bedroom

rubble-to-be-removed-from-old-bedroom

rubble-to-be-removed-from-old-bedroom

old-bedroom-cleared-of-rubble-and-window-removed

old-bedroom-cleared-of-rubble-and-window-removed

drilling-and-loosening-brick-work-in-new-doorway-before-inserting-2-new-lintels

drilling-and-loosening-brick-work-in-new-doorway-before-inserting-2-new-lintels

new-doorway-cut-into-old-bedroom-which-will-be-new-bathroom-picture-taken-from-utility-side

new-doorway-cut-into-old-bedroom-which-will-be-new-bathroom-picture-taken-from-utility-side

marcus-the-plumber-in-a-very-tight-spot-under-the-floor-in-the-new-bathroom

Spot Marcus, our plumber, in a very tight spot, under the floor in the new bathroom

new-bathroom-pipework-for-shower

new-bathroom-pipework-for-shower

plasterboarding-new-bathroom-beam-boxed-in

plasterboarding-new-bathroom-beam-boxed-in

new-bathroom-wood-floor-laid-first

New family bathroom Old doorway from old bedroom to hall now plaster boarded over. Then new bathroom floor is laid. First a wooden flooring is laid and marked with a grid.

some-floor-tiles-and-wall-tiles-laid-in-new-bathroom

some-floor-tiles-and-wall-tiles-laid-in-new-bathroom

progress-in-new-bathroom-shower-bords-up-bath-fitted-shower-fitted

progress-in-new-bathroom-shower-boards-up-bath-fitted-shower-fitted

new-family-bathroom-picture-2

New Family Bathroom

new-family-bathroom

New Family bathroom – right hand side

new-family-bathroom-picture-3

new-family-bathroom-picture-3

Day 107 – Thursday 1st December 2016

Day 107 – Thursday 1st December 2016

new-lights-in-kitchen

We have lights! In new kitchen

new-lights-in-kitchen-pic-3

new-lights-in-kitchen-pic-3

new-lights-in-kitchen-pic-2

new-lights-in-kitchen-pic-2

lights-now-connected-in-new-kitchen

lights-now-connected-in-new-kitchen

lights-in-utility-room-this-is-a-great-light-has-an-occupancy-sensor-so-light-comes-on-immediately-on-entering-from-which-ever-of-the-4-doors-you-come-through

lights-in-utility-room-this-is-a-great-light-has-an-occupancy-sensor-so-light-comes-on-immediately-on-entering-from-which-ever-of-the-4-doors-you-come-through