The nightmare before Christmas!!

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Re: The nightmare before Christmas!!

Postby Zosherooney » December 22nd, 2018, 12:07 am

Simp. We try and focus on the positive, yes, everything is all over the place ATM but it is do-able. All my utility contents are in the front porch and other stuff is decanted in various places, it's just trying to remember where everything is when you want it !
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Re: The nightmare before Christmas!!

Postby aero280 » December 22nd, 2018, 2:37 pm

I know that feeling. It was bad enough before we had to do the emergency clear-out when they found the rotten roof. :(

But the skip has been taken away, and the protective tape has come off the windows. We have our first unobstructed view of the front of the house. Still some tidying and cleaning, but that won't happen until the side extension has been completed in January.

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Re: The nightmare before Christmas!!

Postby aero280 » January 8th, 2019, 10:25 pm

Things have moved on a bit. Last week the back of the house was painted and is looking 'quite nice"!! :) This week the guys have been digging the footings for the room that's replacing the garage. The concrete was poured this afternoon.

No more excavations!! The only way is up. That and some internal painting!! :)

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Re: The nightmare before Christmas!!

Postby suffolk » January 9th, 2019, 8:05 am

It’s looking good Will :D :tu:
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Re: The nightmare before Christmas!!

Postby aero280 » January 9th, 2019, 9:04 am

We're happy so far. Inside painting is in progress. The concrete on the side extension is setting today. It's a substantial foundation for the wall. 2ft wide x 3ft deep, then we have to build the wall up to our ground level. We are on a steep hill and the neighbour's path is 2'-6" below our ground level.
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Re: The nightmare before Christmas!!

Postby earthmaiden » January 9th, 2019, 9:16 am

What wonderful space you're going to have! The upheaval to your existing space doesn't seem to have been really awful either. You must be very pleased.
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Re: The nightmare before Christmas!!

Postby Ratatouille » January 9th, 2019, 10:03 am

Looking good Will :tu:
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Re: The nightmare before Christmas!!

Postby aero280 » January 10th, 2019, 5:57 pm

The roof space will finally become useful after being full of rubbish for 40 years, and 20 years with squirrel damage!! :o

Today they have been building the wall for the side extension. it will be quite a narrow room, about 6ft wide x 20ft long. But we plan to use it as a kind of library - my maps, her music - so more of a corridor with bookcases! :)

Here's a picture of the roof room. Almost finished, just some painting and flooring to do, but that will wait for a raining day when they can't get on outside. The only downside of the room is that it has to contain the two water tanks as we have the traditional water system in the house. But they are tucked into the corner.

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But the footings for the side extension came with their own laser show!! :)

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