Thar be Slate!

Thar be Slate!

Been a while since the last house update.  Since then the roof has been felted battened and slate is going on as I type. More interior stud work has been done in preparation for the new staircase and today the plaster has started being removed from the old spare room...

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Last update before Christmas

Last update before Christmas

Now then! The roof is getting the rest of it's felt and batons put on today. The first fix for the plumbing is going in now. The old staircase is out and has been re-positioned temporarily where the new staircase is going. New floor is laid upstairs, and stud walls...

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A bit of felt!

A bit of felt!

Work is moving at a pace now.  The roof structure is pretty much complete, with soffets, barge boards, vents all in place. There is even some felt!  Plaster has been stripped from the bedrooms in the old section of the house.  Gable walls have been rebuilt.  Next is...

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Roof Structure coming along nicely

Roof Structure coming along nicely

A couple of weeks now since the last update and things are moving apace. the majority of the roof structure is complete on the extension with the original part of the house progressing now. There have been some other changes along the way too with a doorway being...

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Preparation for the new roof

Preparation for the new roof

We are currently at the stage of the rebuild where the gables have largely been rebuilt, new steels are in, the old external gable has been taken down - new internal blockwork is underway new wall plates are on. The old wall on top of the oak beams is down - waiting...

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The Strip Out

The Strip Out

Having sorted out accommodation, parking and various other bits and pieces the next step is the strip out. The next gallery is quite large featuring shots of rooms from corner to corner to try and give an idea of the place with bare walls. [gallery type="rectangular"...

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Parking

Parking

One of the problems that has come up with this rebuild is the lack of turning area for large lorries delivering materials. To that end our old parking are has been enlarged to cater for the trucks and a new parking area has been created for contractors etc to park. ...

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The Pods

The Pods

Renting around here is a nightmare!!! Why? Because property owner don't want short term rentals, they want 2 years and up! They don't allow pets! 4 bedroom houses turn out to be 3 bedroom houses with no dining rooms or in one case no lounge. Having the best part of 6...

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The Cleanup

The Cleanup

A couple of days after the fire the insurers arranged for the house to be completely surrounded by scaffolding, and a temporary roof put on.  This has saved the property from a whole load of secondary damage what with the awful weather we have had over the last couple...

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The House Fire

The House Fire

As some of you know we suffered a house fire on the 20th May this year. The fire took out the entire roof and water damage totalled the rest of the building. The fire was caused by the solar panel inverter which was situated in a walk-in loft. At this point I want to...

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