Another delivery from Fenwick & Tilbrook, this time Major Tom in Pure Matt emulsion as we ran out of this in claypaint for the modern wall on the landing and it needs at least one more coat. As it is modern plaster we are going to paint over it in the emulsion as it will… Continue reading More colour choices…
Seven months and a day after we started the renovations, I woke up to a covering of snow along with the freezing fog that is still covering the village. The gate lock is frozen so I left it locked and had a ‘snow day’. Sunny June seems a long way away right now. Good to… Continue reading Snow day
This is what I found when unlocking the house this morning… We had leant the stone for the steps against the neighbours wall (that Tom rebuilt last week) so that Cat could jet wash them at the weekend, but the wall was still intact yesterday. It was a stormy night with gusty winds, so I… Continue reading Smash it up, smash it up
Scoopy returns!!! along with Tom, Dan and George to begin the home stretch to the finish line… Today we had 12 people working on the house, the busiest it has ever been on site, people were literally tripping over each other. We had Charlie, Alan, Mitch, Dan and Jo working on the plastering, Tom and… Continue reading Scoopy II
A day we have been looking forward to for months, the day the scaffold comes down to reveal the front of the house and the roof. It’s all been hidden away behind the scaffold, until this morning. It rained all morning while they were taking it down but then the sky turned blue and the… Continue reading Beautiful!
It was a day of lime plastering with the top coat being finished in the study and being added in Zanna’s bedroom, while a second coat is being added to the landing and stairs. Our freshly repaired old front door looking resplendent with a coat of oil. Mitch and Alan starting on the stairs and… Continue reading Sublime!
Cat’s now working full time so it’s over to me to manage both houses and all the trades. It’s been an exhausting week culminating in a crazy Friday when I didn’t even have time for a cup of tea. It was a beautifully sunny morning with an azure sky after a night of heavy rain,… Continue reading Challenge Anneka!
What a beautifully sunny Autumn day, perfect for a sneaky peek at the roof now we can see it from the ground, it doesn’t disappoint. We can see more of the freshly pointed walls and the new/old roof and it’s everything we had hoped it would be, it’s looking so smart! We will have to… Continue reading Sneaky peek
The scaffolders return today to remove the tin roof and the sheets around the sides (which have been destroyed by a few storms). The four of them form a chain to pass the metal sheets down from the top. The first peek of our new dormer windows. They look lovely! Although we have spotted a… Continue reading Scaffold goes topless
Tomorrow the lid of our scaffold is being removed so that a new TV aerial can be fitted on to the chimney before the rest of the scaffold comes down next week, so today George is back to move everything that is left up there. George has sorted out all the left over tiles that… Continue reading Scaffold tidy up