Renovations

A little bit of spring

Did I speak too soon? (As I watch snowflakes float past the window) This time last year we didn’t have a garden so it is really nice to see it almost one year on for it’s second spring. Bulbs from

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A little bit of spring

Did I speak too soon? (As I watch snowflakes float past the window) This time last year we didn’t have a garden so it is really nice to see it almost one year on for it’s second spring. Bulbs from

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Before, & after brick stain

These photos show the difference it made staining the brick to match with the properties either side:

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Before, & after brick stain

These photos show the difference it made staining the brick to match with the properties either side:

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View from window

Hopefully this is one of the last photos I’ll take through the window looking out onto the scaffolding. Still, we’ve come a long way from this one:

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View from window

Hopefully this is one of the last photos I’ll take through the window looking out onto the scaffolding. Still, we’ve come a long way from this one:

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Hand-made Window

Toby made this window last week to replace what used to be an internal door to a lean-to WC on the ground floor.

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Hand-made Window

Toby made this window last week to replace what used to be an internal door to a lean-to WC on the ground floor.

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Wrapping the building in mesh

This will help keep the render adhere to the building, as well as preventing cracking

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Wrapping the building in mesh

This will help keep the render adhere to the building, as well as preventing cracking

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Newly installed windows

Our new double-glazed timber sash windows

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Newly installed windows

Our new double-glazed timber sash windows

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It has to get worse, before it gets better

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It has to get worse, before it gets better

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1979

Newspaper was used to fill the gaps between the timber box sashes and the brick. (These days people use expanding foam.) Sunday Mirror 1979

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1979

Newspaper was used to fill the gaps between the timber box sashes and the brick. (These days people use expanding foam.) Sunday Mirror 1979

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Chipping off render – halfway

Halfway through…

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Chipping off render – halfway

Halfway through…

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Casting the door aperture

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Casting the door aperture

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