Ready at last!

September 8, 2007

We’ve spent all day finishing getting the lounge and office ready so it can be plastered while we’re on our hols. The knock-through to the kitchen is DONE, the ceiling and lights are DONE, the fireplace is MOVED and the french doors are IN! There’s quite a lot of work planned while we’re away, including painting the front of the house, plastering 2 rooms, fixing the roof cladding and building a concrete shed base.  Kate and I are just hoping our house is still standing when we return! As proof of our hard work today, here’s the primed-and-ready lounge:

From one end…  …and the other!

We dropped Samson off round my Mums today too… we’re really gonna miss him, the house is not the same without him! Now we’re just finishing packing, and printing off necessary info on places we’re gonna visit in Japan, then we’re going to bed.  Early start in the morning! 🙂


My office room layout…

September 3, 2007

The only place in the house for my cab to go is the office, so I’m trying to fit it in as best I can. Kate and I both have to work in here, so we both need desk space.  We also want a bookcase in there, plus a filing cabinet (which can go under the desks). Here’s the first draft: –

First Draft of Office Layout…


New Patio Doors

September 3, 2007

At last we got rid of those horrible blue wooden falling-to-bits french doors, and got them replaced with double-glazed ones! 😀

Inside     Outside


Progress progress…

August 30, 2007

More done on the knock through. Vic reckon’s he’s got one more “messy” day, then its just a case of adding a light switch and hanging the door.  Be glad when it’s done now, cos the house is covered in dust!  Oh, and I bought a Bosch circular saw today, so I’ll be able to do some nice straight cuts when I carry on with the cab on Saturday 🙂

Getting there…


More news from the building site…

August 28, 2007

Render is DONE! 🙂 Looks really nice! We’ve decided to paint it white, which will match next door (but look cleaner), and will look really nice with our new front door (stay tuned!). Vic’s also making headway with the knock-through from the lounge to the kitchen. Will the work never end…..?

Render done     Knock through from kitchen     Knock through from lounge


Re-rendering started…

August 27, 2007

Hooray at last they made a start re-rendering the front of our house! They’re at the half way stage now and have put the base coat on and scratched it all up ready to put the top nice coat on tomorrow 🙂

render-off.png     render-half-way.png


Our lounge: the bomb site…

August 24, 2007

Here’s how our lovely lounge currently looks. We’re waiting on plastering, french doors, knock-through to kitchen, and fireplace relocation. Then we can think about decorating! It looks like a bomb has hit it at the moment…

Bomb Site!