Thursday, July 31, 2008

Just what we need in the middle of all the chaos!
Coffee at Huffkins in Burford

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

BP Day 13

An auspicious day, but not too much to show you. Just a couple of lovely ceilings - notice that that big hole has been covered. When we started, it was with huge changes daily; now a day's work hardly shows, but much is being achieved!

Friday, July 25, 2008

BP Day 10

So, at the end of two weeks the bathroom really looks like a bathroom! The back wall is where the two basins will be with cupboards above set into the wall and the whole area will be mirrored. Then there's the wall mounted wc. The marine ply is behind the shower area which is nice and roomy and will be fully tiled. Under the window is the bath. Its amazing how neatly everything fits in.

The dressing room is also looking good with walls up covering the plumbing for the bathroom. The guest wc still has no front wall, but its getting ready for one! James remembered that the door opens outwards - no room for it to open inwards, which he was worried about!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

BP Day 8

As the kitchen is 'on hold' while the structural engineer does his number crunching etc. the bathroom is advancing. It was quite amazing to see the shower base in as well as the mounting for the wall mounted wc. The towel rail is in temporarily to mark its position when the tiler does his stuff.

Monday, July 21, 2008

KP Day 3

Not a lot of change. James has put in some extra supports as a 'belts and braces' precaution. The structural engineer has come up with an A1 suggestion that we put in a steel beam from one side to the other tied to the other metal plate. This will give us an arch in the ceiling, but we can still have our open space, which is what we really would like. He's off to do the sums and then we get building regs at the council to approve it. Hopefully not too much of a delay - and the builders can make progress on the bathroom side of things in the meantime. Keep your fingers crossed it all works out OK.

BP Day 6

Lots of progress with the plumbing, which doesn't show on the photos.

Friday, July 18, 2008

KP Day 2

More of the wall has gone, but we have a problem. A metal beam has appeared - no support, but a foundation at ground level under it. James has called for a structural engineer to inspect it. A worse case scenario is a metal support to be incorporated into the island. We await a decision!
Already you can see the width of the new room. Looks pretty spacious.

BP Day 5

At the end of week one the rooms are taking shape and some of the plumbing is in. Good progress so far. The rubble in the bedroom has gone - but we're still glad not to be sleeping there!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

KP Day 1

A certain amount of demolition has taken place. Makes using the loo rather interesting!

The Kitchen Project starts

This is how the kitchen was. Not bad, but in need of updating. This is going to involve the guest WC and the utility room!

BP Day 4

A bit more wall and some new plumbing going in. You can even see the hole from above on this collage! Still a pile of rubbish in the bedroom.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

BP Day 3

Rooms begin to take shape, but there is still that hole in the ceiling!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

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