Week 85 – Tiling DIY! Plus more decision making…

More DIY-ING this week, and this time in the form of tiling! But first, some more decisions with regards to the stairs and, more importantly, the detailing! Having decided to go with a black metal balustrade, we were still a little up in the air as to how it should be fixed to the stairs.Continue reading “Week 85 – Tiling DIY! Plus more decision making…”

Week 84 – More underfloor..this time upstairs!

A busy week for us with underfloor installation and touch-up paint jobs! It looks so much tidier now that the overlay panels are down!! Unlike downstairs in which the underfloor piping was stapled down and a screed applied, the upstairs is somewhat quicker, using the panels and positioning the pipes. All in it took aboutContinue reading “Week 84 – More underfloor..this time upstairs!”

Week 83 – Microcement! Plus underfloor heating, flooring and more samples..

Happy new year!! We’ve certainly had a busy one, and are edging closer to the finishing touches! And, I thought we were pretty much done with light decisions…no such luck ha! We actually recently changed our minds when it came to the living room ceiling light…we were going to go with a large vertigo pendantContinue reading “Week 83 – Microcement! Plus underfloor heating, flooring and more samples..”

Week 81 and 82 – Happy Christmas!

Well, we certainly had a busy couple of weeks with flooring and lights! Eddie, the electrician, set up some of the circuits, and as I drove up to the house from work, it was so strange seeing light and so exciting!! Plus we have been able to take the scaffolding down, now that updown lightsContinue reading “Week 81 and 82 – Happy Christmas!”

Weeks 75 and 76 – Lots of flooring plus more painting and the first of the lights!

Lots more painting this last couple of weeks! We are almost there now, I’m so over painting ha! It’s just so messy, I can’t wait to have a good old sweep up and a tidy..and put away the paint brushes…and the sprayer! We actually did the walls of my dressing room and our bedroom withContinue reading “Weeks 75 and 76 – Lots of flooring plus more painting and the first of the lights!”

Week 74 – Let there be colour! Plus we can officially have electricity!

The 3 phase electric meter is now good to go and we can ask the electrician to come back..more importantly, yay!! Apparently there aren’t a lot of installers available to do 3 phase, but luckily for us we only had to wait a couple of months. We’ve heard that others have had to wait aContinue reading “Week 74 – Let there be colour! Plus we can officially have electricity!”

Week 73 – More paint spraying, white paint samples..plus go big or go home….!

And so, this week we finished all the undercoat painting, and we used Express Coat by Valspar from B&Q. This one can be used on fresh plaster and doesn’t need watering down, always a bonus! The downstairs took around 4 hours for 110 metre squared which isn’t bad going at all! I do love thisContinue reading “Week 73 – More paint spraying, white paint samples..plus go big or go home….!”

Week 72 – The paint spraying has begun..plus staining wood and another light!

It is so strange to be at a stage where it is down to us and the progress is actually ours to control…mu ha ha! And it is quite simply, based on how proactive or lazy we are feeling on any given week ha! And so this week Andy’s been sanding more of the unfinishedContinue reading “Week 72 – The paint spraying has begun..plus staining wood and another light!”

Week 71 – Site Progress!

Annnnddddd the plastering is now finished woop!! All done by Friday and now it’s just drying out before we start painting next weekend…eek! The plasterer said we could probably leave it just a few days before making a start on the painting, but we think we’ll wait…patience is key ha! Love love love the landingContinue reading “Week 71 – Site Progress!”

Week 70 – Site Progress..plus we have a front door!

Busy week plastering, and wow what a difference it makes! Also Andy has been fitting some of the borgos before plastering in our bedroom… Plus..the big one…the front door arrived! Yaassss! And wow I love it, I was so nervous that there might be something wrong with it or the colour might not be quiteContinue reading “Week 70 – Site Progress..plus we have a front door!”