Week 77..we have a floor!!

Another week and the first of the flooring has been laid, in the soon to be tiki bar! We decided to measure from the centre of the house, as the same floor will run through the whole of the ground floor. And as luck would have it, our house is so symmetrical, the herringbone patternContinue reading “Week 77..we have a floor!!”

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!”

Plaster up down lights…

I love these lights, the Astro Kymi 300 Indoor Wall Light in Plaster. They look so sleek and it’s great that they can be painted to suit your wall colour! And in our case, we’ll be having two on this wall… And, after a couple of coats of the same paint (Charlotte’s Locks Farrow andContinue reading “Plaster up down 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!”

Week 69 – Site Progress! More plasterboard plus floor decisions and a paint sprayer…

Eeekkkk lots more plasterboard this week! And the vaulted ceiling areas are looking fabulous! Wow it is really starting to look like a house. It’s so strange when you live pretty much on “site” and it develops into a home rather than a build project ha! And as you can see, we are a littleContinue reading “Week 69 – Site Progress! More plasterboard plus floor decisions and a paint sprayer…”

Week 67 – Site Progress! Lots of little jobs plus insulation..

Another week, and as soon as the screed dried…(it took about 72 hours) we were able to crack on with insulation among other things… Also, possibly a mixture of moisture in the air from the screed and brushing off some of the salt, has brought the fireplace up a treat! It looks ready for aContinue reading “Week 67 – Site Progress! Lots of little jobs plus insulation..”