Time to make a start on the outside...

Given the great weather I think the time has come to temporarily suspend interior jobs such as replastering the old kitchen, instead looking at…


Kitchen removal

Having finally had enough time to make a start, the rest of the old kitchen's stay of execution has expired. The remaining cabinets put up a…


Finally updated the blog…

Needless to say, life’s been a bit busy over the last few months. We’ve moved in, and have just about got everything “straight” now. There’s lots…


It’s got to go!

One of the key rooms we wanted to change was the kitchen – the property’s original kitchen was well past its best, and had really seen better days.…


Post move… !

After the inevitable moving day chaos, the kitchen had been turned into a general temporary dumping ground for lots and lots of bags of stuff. We…


Moving day!

It’s arrived! With enough of the house ready to move into, we decided the time had come to get on with moving… Cue one removals van (we’d already…


Bathroom… Done!

Just in time for our planned moving in date, and after many late nights the first bathroom was finally completed & declared ready for use.…


Bathroom 8

We're definitely on the home straight with this room now. The ceiling's been painted, and work's started on fitting two essential bits of equipment -…


Bathroom - 7

Kicking off by partially draining down the heating system again, the pipework was quickly checked for the new towel rail - at which point it became…


Bathroom - 6

An evening of grouting later, the floor's looking like it's finished - and most importantly, is nearly ready for installation of a new WC, sink &…


Bathroom build …. 5

Tiling’s well underway, and with all the wall tiles firmly in place we made a start on the floor. Started the tiles from the shower tray, with a view…


Bathroom build 4 – Tiling!

With all the prep work completed, the time had finally come to make a start on tiling. Tiles were arranged with full-height tiles around the shower…


Bathroom build 3

With the ceiling boarding complete, we started taping & jointing the boards to provide a (hopefully) smooth finish to the new ceiling. The joins…


Bathroom build…2

With  the tray installed, waste pipework installed & tested & floor screwed firmly down we were able to make a start on the final bits &…


Bathroom build

With the flooring prepared, joists strengthened & route prepared for the waste pipework; the first major task in the bathroom build was to…


Bathroom – floor down & shower fitting…

With the subfloor up to spec, next stop was to cut & lay the new plywood flooring ready for test fitting of the new shower tray etc. With the…


New bathroom floor

Given the state of the old floor boards in the bathroom we were left with little option except to remove them & start again with a new plywood…


Kitchen – the reveal!

All building work’s now been completed and the kitchen is finished (bar a tiled splashback). Here’s how it was supposed to end up, according to the…


Bathroom floors

Once the old bathroom had been stripped out we were able to get our first good look at the floor…. … and promptly determined that this was a prime…


Kitchen… nearly done

And as if by magic; the kitchen now looks more like a finished room! Still lots of work to do here but the end’s just about now in sight.