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Title: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 17, 2019, 12:07:08 am
The start of a renovation thread for Mrs P. (and everyone else who asked)

Not the real name but you'll know where I'm coming from. Location mentioned elsewhere on the forum. An 1800s cottage that has been extended. On the market for at least 5 years with no takers until this mug came along.

The original cottage is right of the chimney:

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This wall faces South East. The far window is the main bedroom. This side of the front door is the dining room. A later extension on the left is the kitchen.

The back of the cottage.

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Original cottage and kitchen extension on the right, I think the nearest pitched roof was the first extension (because removing plasterboard inside the house - more to follow - revealed a door and window). The bit on the left with the patio door is a 1990s extension - the lounge. The redbrick utility room is the 'back door' into the kitchen with the door/steps to a small cellar.

Front of the cottage - parallel to the road

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The front of the building was probably the second (or third) extension - depending on when the kitchen was added. Faces North East. The nearest window (1st pic) is the main bedroom (2 windows facing SE and NE catching the morning light  :thumbsup:). An extra door - original owner thinks it was used as the village post office at some time. Middle window is the second bedroom (same room as the door). The nearest window (second pic where the brickwork changes) is the living room (patio door on the opposite wall).

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The living room extension with the bathroom on the right and the third bedroom (to be the man - my 'junk' - room) nearest.

Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Jaded on September 17, 2019, 12:10:12 am
Yay! Drove down today, not that many miles from you. Back up soon.

This looks a wonderful project  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 17, 2019, 12:16:38 am
Yay! Drove down today, not that many miles from you. Back up soon.

This looks a wonderful project  :thumbsup:

Let me know when you next head north and call in :)
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: robgul on September 17, 2019, 07:20:03 am
Looks like a job for George Clarke ..... just get those bi-fold doors on order!

Keep the Forum posted with pics.

Rob
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: road-runner on September 17, 2019, 07:24:16 am
The start of a renovation thread for Mrs P.

For me too, please, Ian.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 17, 2019, 07:32:07 am
Looks interesting! Thanks  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on September 17, 2019, 03:31:04 pm
Lots to like there.

What is the join between the original and new like? Decent amount of lead with a good overlap on that connection I hope?

Some roof ladders might be a good investment. The roofline is low and shallow so you can easily do the work without scaffolding.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: madcow on September 18, 2019, 11:26:40 pm
Hi, just checked out where you are. We have been up to Cummertrees a few times in the motorhome and really like it up there.
Mrs. M likes it for the lack of hills and we both like how quiet it is .
Hope the cottage turns out to be everything that you both want.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 20, 2019, 09:17:45 am
Looks like a job for George Clarke ..... just get those bi-fold doors on order!

Keep the Forum posted with pics.

Rob

Had to google George Clarke :D
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 20, 2019, 09:21:36 am
Lots to like there.

What is the join between the original and new like? Decent amount of lead with a good overlap on that connection I hope?

Some roof ladders might be a good investment. The roofline is low and shallow so you can easily do the work without scaffolding.

Don't know, I haven't been on the roof and the roofer hasn't been round yet. There has been a leak from the channel between the two apex roofs at some time in the past and the roof of the original cottage has a 'wave'.

The flat (rubber) roof has deteriorated and needs repair - going to replace with a gently sloping pitched roof.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 20, 2019, 09:22:36 am
Hi, just checked out where you are. We have been up to Cummertrees a few times in the motorhome and really like it up there.
Mrs. M likes it for the lack of hills and we both like how quiet it is .
Hope the cottage turns out to be everything that you both want.

Great network of quiet lanes. A quiet backroad (NCN7) into Dumfries and not too far to hills and forest tracks :)
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: robgul on September 20, 2019, 10:31:40 am
Looks like a job for George Clarke ..... just get those bi-fold doors on order!

Keep the Forum posted with pics.

Rob

Had to google George Clarke :D

Ah - he'll also design you a kitchen with the must-have island unit  ;D

Rob
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 20, 2019, 11:41:21 am
The rooms:

Kitchen

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Bathroom:

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Lounge:

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Main bedroom:

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2nd Bedroom:

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3rd Bedroom/2nd Sitting Room/My office:

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Dining Room:

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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 20, 2019, 10:08:04 pm
Week 1:

Cleared all the floor coverings.
Fenced an area of garden off for the dogs.
Adjusted the patio door so it opens and closes without a kick.
Drained watertanks and boiler and removed a couple of radiators.
Started to get the hedge under control.
Started to clear plant growth from around cottage that was covering air bricks.
Stripped out the bathroom suite (except the loo) and (almost) stripped the walls back to the brickwork.
Made some exploratory holes in other walls.

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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 20, 2019, 10:48:04 pm
Interesting wooden beam in the bathroom! An odd mix of stone and red brick. Exciting!
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Jaded on September 20, 2019, 11:21:59 pm
Looks great. Love projects like this!
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 21, 2019, 08:47:32 am
Started with the bathroom. The tiles were not doing their job and water was getting behind and the wall behind the shower had a damp issue as a result and some of the plaster had already fallen off exposing the brick wall.

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The place was on the market for about 5 to 6 years following a divorce and I don't think the guy had done any cleaning since - the bathroom was minging. We wanted to replace the bath for a shower anyway (with a low ceiling and me being over 6ft I would probably have to crouch to use the above bath shower) and panel the walls to hide the exposed pipework.

Tiles around the bath came away easy as did the wet plaster - exposing an old wooden lintel of an old door in the original wall.

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Banging away at the external wall revealed lath and plaster - all to be removed and replaced with insulation and panels.

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Removing tiles and plaster on the other wall revealed red brick - I assume used to make the dividing wall when the bathroom was added (prior to/instead of plasterboard).

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The ceiling was mould stained - so that came out as well

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Removed the door and tried to jemmy the door frame out - but the whole wall moved. So that's staying until I talk to the builder. It doesn't appear to support anything so the whole wall can probably come out to be replaced with a panel wall?

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So bathroom is nearly gutted. A bit more plaster to remove on the original wall and around the loo, then find out what the builder wants me to do with the door wall and exposed pipework :)

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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 21, 2019, 08:49:53 am
Interesting wooden beam in the bathroom! An odd mix of stone and red brick. Exciting!

Think the red brick was used to make the dividing wall at the time the bathroom was put in.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: road-runner on September 21, 2019, 10:02:19 am
Looks great. Love projects like this!

Me too! If I could find some time free I would come and help. Here is what I have been up to this week - another story for another day:

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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 21, 2019, 10:07:51 am
Looks great. Love projects like this!

Me too! If I could find some time free I would come and help. Here is what I have been up to this week - another story for another day:

(https://i.imgur.com/zmOvC4o.jpg)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: robgul on September 21, 2019, 10:13:14 am
This is getting me excited - having done up/renovated a couple of houses many years ago and my daughter's flat last year - we're going to see a "doer upper" house on Monday  :thumbsup: 

Upside is that we have the luxury of being able to buy, do the work and then sell our exisiting house.

Rob
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on September 22, 2019, 10:34:56 am
Sounds like you are having fun!
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 23, 2019, 08:38:41 pm
Finished getting the hedge under control today - which has pleased a number of people in the village :)

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Deanne even found the garden path :)

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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: road-runner on September 23, 2019, 09:32:51 pm
A friend once bought a house with an overgrown hedge which had a tunnel, like yours had, to get through the front gate. His house became known as The Hole In The Hedge.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: madcow on September 23, 2019, 11:01:00 pm
You don't hang about, do you?
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: robgul on September 24, 2019, 09:20:37 am
A friend once bought a house with an overgrown hedge which had a tunnel, like yours had, to get through the front gate. His house became known as The Hole In The Hedge.

I bought a house in about 1984 that had about 5 or 6 acres of land, about 70% grassed and the rest wooded . . . we found a small stone-built barn when we cleared some of the woods . . . and in amongst the detritus in the barn - mainly old furniture and garden tools - found someone's porn stash (well, a load of old pre- and post-pubic hair Playboy mags!)

Rob
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 24, 2019, 10:39:02 am
A friend once bought a house with an overgrown hedge which had a tunnel, like yours had, to get through the front gate. His house became known as The Hole In The Hedge.

I bought a house in about 1984 that had about 5 or 6 acres of land, about 70% grassed and the rest wooded . . . we found a small stone-built barn when we cleared some of the woods . . . and in amongst the detritus in the barn - mainly old furniture and garden tools - found someone's porn stash (well, a load of old pre- and post-pubic hair Playboy mags!)

Rob

 ;D

They turn up everywhere - friend of mine found a stash under the floorboards when he renovated a house on Lewis.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 26, 2019, 08:19:24 pm
One wall from the bathroom now gone - might even take the brick wall out on the left (it moves if you give it a good push) and have it replaced with a stud wall. That would also give a few more inches for a wider shower tray.

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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Jurek on September 26, 2019, 08:21:27 pm
I admire the energy you clearly have, to undertake this, Ian.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 26, 2019, 08:26:39 pm
Also removed some ceiling to investigate a stained area from a leak. Beaten the crap out of the walls in other rooms too but more of that later.

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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 26, 2019, 08:31:25 pm
The floorplan.

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A Utility room has been added next to the kitchen and the Lounge/Dining Room have been altered to give a corridor and a 'bedroom/study' (with an external door).

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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: phil w on September 26, 2019, 08:33:24 pm
Quite the project. Looking forward to seeing the progress.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Canardly on September 26, 2019, 08:44:16 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: road-runner on September 26, 2019, 09:08:03 pm
Fantastic progress!

I am not used to seeing a bathroom so far from the kitchen.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: ElyDave on September 26, 2019, 10:02:52 pm
The first house I owned had the bathroom directly off the kitchen, downstairs. It was an old farm workers cottage and quite basic.  One of the first jobs was to move that door to come off the living room, to give more kitchen space.  Living room ended up with three doors and the understairs cupboard off it though.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: FifeingEejit on September 27, 2019, 12:00:01 am
Fantastic progress!

I am not used to seeing a bathroom so far from the kitchen.
It's not too obvious whether the scullery came before the toilet.

Got me wondering where the bog was at my great aunt's, that house still had the aga  for heating in the main room though nan would cook the Pancakes on the gas burners in the scullery out the back.
Theres a possibility it was at the top of the stairs, or off the comfortable room


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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 27, 2019, 10:47:55 pm
Google search of old maps this morning. The cottage is shown on the 1861 OS map, so older than we thought. It's the 'blob' on the corner of the lane (SE of quarry and SW of the school) that leads to the Saw Mill, Hope Cottage and Woodside.

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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 27, 2019, 10:56:31 pm
That's cool :)
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 28, 2019, 12:04:33 am
Like that map work.  :)
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Jaded on September 28, 2019, 02:47:06 am
Maps are cool. IanDGs are way cooler.

I have my trowel, sledgehammer and Dremel packed, ready to visit.  ;D
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: robgul on September 28, 2019, 07:09:13 am
Maps are cool. IanDGs are way cooler.

I have my trowel, sledgehammer and Dremel packed, ready to visit.  ;D

... from the look of it you'll need a VERY BIG Dremel  ;D

Rob
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Formerly Known As on September 29, 2019, 07:09:38 pm
Watching with great interest.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 29, 2019, 09:37:26 pm
Another week passed. Had help this week as Mrs G took some leave from work. Bashed walls in the hall, second bedroom, main bedroom and dining room - and shifted a shit load of rubbish to the local tip.

The second bedroom -

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Got rid of the radiator and cleared all the lath and plaster from the outside wall

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Ripping plasterboard from the inside wall joining wall to main bedroom (originally an outside wall) revealed an alcove with shelves.

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The walls now cleared

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A new stud wall will go in where the ceiling height changes to create a second (spare bedroom) and a work room for Deanne

While remocing plasterboard around the external door and adjoining wall, a sheet of plasterboard fell from the roof - The roof and joists above looks good (unlike the joists in the main bedroom).

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Some rotten floorboards found (close to one of the radiator pipes) probably resulting from a leaky radiator

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A bit more work on this room completed today. The alcove has red brick behind the plaster and oak beam above so was probably a door into the original build - will take some pics tomorrow (after the dust settles).
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Ham on September 29, 2019, 09:39:11 pm
Fascinating to watch, thanks
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: ian on September 29, 2019, 09:53:58 pm
To get this far with the Asbestos Palace our refurbishers took approximately 240,000 years.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 29, 2019, 10:22:33 pm
Also finished stripping the back of the bathroom wall (in the hallway to the lounge). A mix of plasterboard and lath and plaster.

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Lovely stone wall behind. The oak lintel found on the bathroom side was definitely above an original door.

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Also found a sandstone lintel that looks like it was above a window - so this was probably an external wall in the past

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The wall is now finished

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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: road-runner on September 29, 2019, 10:47:58 pm
I am impressed with how far back you are stripping the place, amazed at the speed you are working at, and wondering where you are sleeping while all this is going on - in a tent?
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 29, 2019, 10:53:07 pm
I am impressed with how far back you are stripping the place, amazed at the speed you are working at, and wondering where you are sleeping while all this is going on - in a tent?

We are in a rent. Sold in Stornoway and moved to Dumfries in May and have a 6 month lease (until 10th November) with the option to extend (have to give 2 months notice). Aiming for a 4 month turn around (move in early next year?) - I gut the place then the builders come in.

I am retired so have no other commitments and can spend all my day working on the cottage - generally starting at 10 am and finishing at 7 pm - that's 9 hrs a day.

Mrs G has also had the week off work and cleared a lot of wall (clearing laths and plaster) leaving me to tidy around her.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: robgul on September 30, 2019, 07:45:42 am
I am impressed with how far back you are stripping the place, amazed at the speed you are working at, and wondering where you are sleeping while all this is going on - in a tent?

We are in a rent. Sold in Stornoway and moved to Dumfries in May and have a 6 month lease (until 10th November) with the option to extend (have to give 2 months notice). Aiming for a 4 month turn around (move in early next year?) - I gut the place then the builders come in.

I am retired so have no other commitments and can spend all my day working on the cottage - generally starting at 10 am and finishing at 7 pm - that's 9 hrs a day.

Mrs G has also had the week off work and cleared a lot of wall (clearing laths and plaster) leaving me to tidy around her.

1000 start! - retirement doesn't give you the right to have lie-in you know  ;D

Fantastic progress.

Rob
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Kim on September 30, 2019, 02:19:51 pm
1000 start! - retirement doesn't give you the right to have lie-in you know  ;D

Elfin safe tea, innit.  Use of tools - particularly hammers and sharp objects - early in the morning always makes me feel like I'm in the opening scene of an episode of Casualty.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: FifeingEejit on September 30, 2019, 03:01:02 pm
1000 start! - retirement doesn't give you the right to have lie-in you know  ;D

Elfin safe tea, innit.  Use of tools - particularly hammers and sharp objects - early in the morning always makes me feel like I'm in the opening scene of an episode of Casualty.

I'm gonig to use that one next time someone thinks it's a good idea to have a grumble about me working 10-18 as is allowed by our flexi system...
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on September 30, 2019, 03:25:23 pm

1000 start! - retirement doesn't give you the right to have lie-in you know  ;D

Fantastic progress.

Rob

 ;D
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on October 03, 2019, 09:49:25 pm
So bathroom's ready (unless the builder decides the brick wall on the left is coming down to be replaced with a stud wall)

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The stretch of corridor to the lounge is done

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and the second bedroom is ready (but I might need to remove a few floor boards where a radiator has leaked)

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The main bedroom is also close (just a few more floor boards to pull up.

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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on October 03, 2019, 10:01:18 pm
The lounge corridor:

I've already shown the work done on the adjoining bathroom wall (that was at some time an outside wall) and the ceiling that was pulled down.

I also removed a stud wall at the corridor end. Behind the stud a plastered wall had been covered in polythene sheeting. Removal of the plaster revealed original stone wall (see above) and an alcove that had been boarded up and dissected by the stud wall to the second bedroom  - the other 'part' being in the bedroom.

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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on October 03, 2019, 10:21:11 pm
Second bedroom:

Once part of a large dining room/lounge it was partitioned to make a study and (for some bizarre reason) another external door added. This is going to be divided into 2 rooms - a 2nd (spare) bedroom and a sewing/craft work room for Deanne. The partition is going where the ceiling changes height. going to replace the outside door with a window.

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The outside wall was lath and plaster - now all cleared

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The right hand wall (from the bedroom door) was plasterboard over a polythene covered plaster wall. Chipping back the plaster revelaed an old stone wall - all the plaster has now been removed.

Clearing around the (boarded up) alcove revealed a bricked up door with an oak lintel. We decided to remove the partition wall (between the alcove and the door and re-position it so that the alcove becomes a feature in Deanne's work room.

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Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: ElyDave on October 04, 2019, 05:09:31 am
looking good, loads of reapid progress made. Any of the stone walls being kept as feechurs?
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: FifeingEejit on October 04, 2019, 09:39:44 am
looking good, loads of reapid progress made. Any of the stone walls being kept as feechurs?

That's a manky idea...
https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/feech_interj_n1_v


Following with interest, also convincing me the slight thought of buying a dooer up is a bad idea, I'd get as far as half painting the lobby press.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: robgul on November 02, 2019, 07:13:37 am
Has worked stalled? - I'm missing the picture updates

Rob
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on November 02, 2019, 08:41:00 am
looking good, loads of reapid progress made. Any of the stone walls being kept as feechurs?

Some - any outside walls in rooms will be covered with stud walls and insulated but some of the fire places and inside walls will be left as features.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: IanDG on November 02, 2019, 08:42:30 am
Has worked stalled? - I'm missing the picture updates

Rob

Got a lot to update - went on holiday in October and got busy in other ways so haven't spent much time 'on the web'.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: robgul on November 02, 2019, 09:49:12 am
Has worked stalled? - I'm missing the picture updates

Rob

Got a lot to update - went on holiday in October and got busy in other ways so haven't spent much time 'on the web'.

Ah, I was concerned that you may have hit "the curse of Kevin McCloud/Grand Designs" - looking forward to the next round of pix.

Rob
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Kim on November 02, 2019, 01:03:51 pm
Ah, I was concerned that you may have hit "the curse of Kevin McCloud/Grand Designs"

Over-wintering in a caravan on a muddy building site while heavily pregnant?

(Other curses available here (https://carina.org.uk/granddesigns.shtml).)
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Tim Hall on November 02, 2019, 01:14:03 pm
Ah, I was concerned that you may have hit "the curse of Kevin McCloud/Grand Designs"

Over-wintering in a caravan on a muddy building site while heavily pregnant?

(Other curses available here (https://carina.org.uk/granddesigns.shtml).)
That game seems broken. No mention of what to do if Kevin McCloud says "light" and "space" in the same sentence.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: Kim on November 02, 2019, 01:32:03 pm
That game seems broken. No mention of what to do if Kevin McCloud says "light" and "space" in the same sentence.

It's simply unsafe to drink that much.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: madcow on November 03, 2019, 09:10:50 am
Ah, I was concerned that you may have hit "the curse of Kevin McCloud/Grand Designs"

Over-wintering in a caravan on a muddy building site while heavily pregnant?

(Other curses available here (https://carina.org.uk/granddesigns.shtml).)

Doesn't mention partner buggering off because they are fed up with all the money and attention going on the bloody house.
Title: Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
Post by: cygnet on November 04, 2019, 05:35:12 pm
Ah, I was concerned that you may have hit "the curse of Kevin McCloud/Grand Designs"

Over-wintering in a caravan on a muddy building site while heavily pregnant?

(Other curses available here (https://carina.org.uk/granddesigns.shtml).)

Doesn't mention partner buggering off because they are fed up with all the money and attention going on the bloody house.

Bonus points if partner was project managing