Before

At last, we discover original detailing

We will restore this:

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At last, we discover original detailing

We will restore this:

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And from the rubble, a hallway emerges…

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And from the rubble, a hallway emerges…

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Lounge / studio wall

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Lounge / studio wall

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New workshop

in the street… Toby is chiselling rebates for hinges in our new doors.

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New workshop

in the street… Toby is chiselling rebates for hinges in our new doors.

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New hallway wall

Stud work for new wall partition: We suspected when we bought the house that the ground floor layout was not original. In the 60s and 70s many Victorian houses in the UK were ‘modernised’ by covering over original panelling, removing

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New hallway wall

Stud work for new wall partition: We suspected when we bought the house that the ground floor layout was not original. In the 60s and 70s many Victorian houses in the UK were ‘modernised’ by covering over original panelling, removing

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Goodbye

Goodbye at last to the old back door to our lean-to, and to a tonne of bricks that we removed from our courtyard. That’s how we roll on our Sunday mornings.

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Goodbye

Goodbye at last to the old back door to our lean-to, and to a tonne of bricks that we removed from our courtyard. That’s how we roll on our Sunday mornings.

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Mirror, signal, manoeuvre

Almost a working bathroom. Looking forward – haven’t lived anywhere with a working shower for over 5 years!

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Mirror, signal, manoeuvre

Almost a working bathroom. Looking forward – haven’t lived anywhere with a working shower for over 5 years!

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Meshing front courtyard

This evening, after casting a concrete lintel above the window (just visible top left): Just like the rear, the front courtyard is being meshed before Toby renders it (to provide reinforcement to the render, preventing cracking). After this job we

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Meshing front courtyard

This evening, after casting a concrete lintel above the window (just visible top left): Just like the rear, the front courtyard is being meshed before Toby renders it (to provide reinforcement to the render, preventing cracking). After this job we

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Grouting – at last

The never ending job of tiling continues…. A custom-cut mirror has been ordered for the recess (in front of the exposed brick wall) and a shaver socket to be fitted where the lose tile is: We took some time selecting

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Grouting – at last

The never ending job of tiling continues…. A custom-cut mirror has been ordered for the recess (in front of the exposed brick wall) and a shaver socket to be fitted where the lose tile is: We took some time selecting

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Back doors

The bifold doors are in, though they need some tweaking because we hung the frames before glazing (and it should have been done the other way round). Makes a big difference to the light in the basement – it’s lovely

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Back doors

The bifold doors are in, though they need some tweaking because we hung the frames before glazing (and it should have been done the other way round). Makes a big difference to the light in the basement – it’s lovely

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