Author Topic: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread  (Read 2872 times)

FifeingEejit

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #50 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...

IanDG

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #51 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

IanDG

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #52 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)

IMG_5291 by ian, on Flickr

The stretch of corridor to the lounge is done

IMG_1132 by ian, on Flickr

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

IMG_1129 by ian, on Flickr

IMG_1130 by ian, on Flickr

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

2019-10-03_09-48-10 by ian, on Flickr




IanDG

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #53 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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IanDG

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #54 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.

IMG_5297 by ian, on Flickr

IMG_5296 by ian, on Flickr

The outside wall was lath and plaster - now all cleared

IMG_1131 by ian, on Flickr

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.

IMG_1113 by ian, on Flickr

IMG_1129 by ian, on Flickr

IMG_1135 by ian, on Flickr


ElyDave

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2019, 05:09:31 am »
looking good, loads of reapid progress made. Any of the stone walls being kept as feechurs?
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FifeingEejit

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #56 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.

robgul

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #57 on: November 02, 2019, 07:13:37 am »
Has worked stalled? - I'm missing the picture updates

Rob

IanDG

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #58 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.

IanDG

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #59 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'.

robgul

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #60 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

Kim

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #61 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.)
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Tim Hall

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #62 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.)
That game seems broken. No mention of what to do if Kevin McCloud says "light" and "space" in the same sentence.
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Kim

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #63 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.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #64 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.)

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

cygnet

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Re: 'Windy'Cottage - The Renovation Thread
« Reply #65 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.)

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
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