Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More progress:

Outside the garden room

Inside the garden room.................

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Hole in the Wall Gang - Part 1

The kitchen wall before the break through

Breaking through into the Summer Room. You know when you say "this kitchen looks like a bomb has hit it"??????????

chipping away the bricks for the step.

Doors going in

Phew!!! One doorway done, one to go.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Upstairs Toilet is Go!!!

The upstairs cloakroom is now stripped, re-joisted, re-floored and DH has patched up the plaster. Let the plumbing commence!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Spinning and Sanity (or not)

While all the building madness has been going on, I have attempted to cling on to the remains of my sanity by spinning. This purple spinning is some merino Chromatops from Nunoco. DH made me the top spindle, from some Oak left over from the new floor he has made for our bedroom.

I have washed some Wensleydale fleece, but it is proving a bit of a bugger to comb. Maybe my technique needs altering? At the moment I am losing more than I am saving.

And this green fibre is Biffle, dyed by a friend of mine.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Progress is slow

The roof tiles are going on. The windows and doors are all in.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Work has started on the porch roof

Cladding the inside of the conservatory

the gable end lets in loads of light

Farewell to the smelly old toilet................

The upstairs toilet always smelt, regardless of how often I cleaned it. And it didnt flush properly And the sink was cracked. And the wooden floor was wiffy too. And the floor sloped 1/2" from side to side........ so............

As the toilet soil pipe had to be removed to make way for the conservatory roof, it seemed a good idea to get the plumber, while he was there,  to rip out the old toilet so we can start anew. The new soil pipe will go straight out of the wall into the soil stack.

First we had to negotiate the minefield of "handle v push-button flush" and "closed coupled or not" and what type of tap and sink to buy. Pan height had to be considered. Single or double taps. Decisions, decisions...........

However, the loo is now gone, the sink is now gone, and the floor is going. It will be replaced properly, by DH, without the 1/2" slope it had before.

Then the plumber will return to put the new loo in, and DH will do the rest.