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 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 61 – Site Progress! First fix done plus twinkly lights…

Another milestone this week, the first fix electrics are complete and we can now focus on insulation soon, hopefully week 62! Building control paid site a visit on Wednesday and they are happy with everything so we are good to go when it comes to covering the walls and floors And our very pretty twinklyContinue reading “Week 61 – Site Progress! First fix done plus twinkly lights…”

Week 60 – Site Progress! First fix is almost finished plus window cills and using the bifolds..

Another week and the first fix is just about done…honestly ha! The waste pipes are now in but the plumber is missing a few bits and so hopefully he will be back in week 61…. Plus Harold has been busy with bay window cills and has almost finished the roof tiles too..just ridge tiles toContinue reading “Week 60 – Site Progress! First fix is almost finished plus window cills and using the bifolds..”

Week 58 – Site Progress! Plus “fiddly” lights and brick slips..

Lots going on this week! Eddie the electrician has been on site for most of it, finishing off the upstairs wiring and thermostats. The cinema room certainly took some doing…as you can see… Lots of twinkly LEDs to go in here, and doing this now will make the second fix much easier! And next weekContinue reading “Week 58 – Site Progress! Plus “fiddly” lights and brick slips..”

Week 57 – Site Progress..we have wires! Plus door casings,and great finds!

Busy week this week, Eddie the electrician…official name ha (!) has been on site most of the week and has pretty much done all the first fix electrics upstairs Wires..wires everywhere! And lots of them in the cinema room…we will be having twinkly LED spotlights in here… As you can see, very sparkly and we’veContinue reading “Week 57 – Site Progress..we have wires! Plus door casings,and great finds!”

Acoustic panelling..

As we are underway with the stud walls, and rooms are starting to take shape, we can give a little more thought to the hidden door in the tiki bar! If you have seen on our Instagram, we will be having a coat cupboard in this room,and as it is just off from the hallwayContinue reading “Acoustic panelling..”

Week 56 – Site Progress..first fix electrics and more stud walls

More progress this week! Andy has been assigned some plumbing tasks and so he made a start on those…cue plumbing related items laid out all pretty in the house ha ha! And he invested in a new drill, and special drill bit making drilling the plumbing holes much easier! Needless to say he’s very happyContinue reading “Week 56 – Site Progress..first fix electrics and more stud walls”

Picket fences and brick walls…

So…we have been giving a little more thought to the landscaping, its still way off yet but I can dream ha! Once the drainage has been sorted, we can at least level out the front and side of the house but we probably won’t get really stuck in until the cottage we are living inContinue reading “Picket fences and brick walls…”