Thursday, 13 March 2014

Stairs, windows and mmmm.... heating

Lots going on now, we're just waiting on the large sliding glass doors, front door and back glazed door to complete the glazing. The massive windows in our bedroom are now in - amazing!!
Plastering inside is nearly complete with the painter following on behind and last week all the stair cases went in making moving around the house soooo much easier. Here's Ruby sitting on the stairs to her mezzanine sleeping area looking decidedly more interested in her phone than anything else!
Apparently I'm to paint the risers in ombre greens :-D Here's the stairs in the spare bedroom -
- the main staircase is in oak so it's now covered to protect it. The plumbers have been busy and got the underfloor heating fired up over the weekend - what joy it was to see the plumes of vapour and feel the warmth permeate the house..

Friday, 21 February 2014

February 14th Photos

There's been a little more plastering, a few more windows gone in but it still feels slow. We are still waiting on the biggest bit of the glazing which is the sliding doors at the end of the dining room and the two huge windows which are the same size in the master bedroom which will open up to expose the views and also expose us should anyone in the houses below care to look up! We've been told that these should both be in by the first week in March so patience patience.....

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

More internal shots from January

The mess that is our house right now

Makeshift staircase & first layer of plaster

Spooky windowless kitchen/dining room

Plastering buckets in my kitchen

Looking up to part built mezzanine

Will's wonky picture makes our bedroom look like a tent - plastered note

Our lovely curve on staircase in spare bedroom <3

Strange angles in the spare bedroom

Slice of light over our roof

January Progress

Well, January 2014 is upon us and we should've had our first Christmas in our new house but it was not to be .... so, the roof is pretty much finished although the garage is yet to be built as we needed to keep the space available for access, and the plasterers are in. Here's a few pics of what's going on inside.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

December - bit of progress on the build and a bit of Christmas ... ooh and a bit of crochet

Our last Christmas in Blean - Hurrah!!! (No wise cracks from anyone please)
Crochet has kept me going through these last few months so here's a bit of that just to brighten things up a little

A portaloo, nasty temporary door and a skip full of rubbish

Electricians putting in the first fix through the utility room

Archie & Greg came home for Christmas

Such a joy to see the beautiful slates going on. December 2013

Starting to really look like a house now - the garage at the front is still to be added hence the strange blank look to the front view

Yay!! That's our House!

Spotted from the Primary School on the road below ours - with it's pink felt hat on... this was very exciting as we hadn't seen it from this angle before

And here's some action shots of Will spraying the soffits and facias at the workshop. This was in an endeavour to save us money and speed things up on the build....sadly it was weeks before they went up!