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Frustrating February

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Frustrating February

After January ended with the high of the windows being fitted unfortunately February has been full of frustration.

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Windows at last

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Windows at last

On Monday the day finally arrived for our windows to arrive and be installed.

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We have a Front Door again !

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We have a Front Door again !

An exciting week on the project with plumbers, builders, gas man doing there bit and our new front door being installed

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Plumbers start to install new boiler

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Plumbers start to install new boiler

This week we had the arrival of our plumbers to start installing a new Worcester combination boiler.

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Fab slippers from Mahabis

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Fab slippers from Mahabis

I have just come across these fabulous and unique slippers from the UK based company Mahabis. What a fantastic idea, slippers with an outdoor sole that slips on. These would be ideal for me around the house. I always wandering outside into the garden still wearing my slippers, to be able to just slip on an outer sole would be so practical and far better. Something for next years Christmas list I think. http://mahabis.com/pages/classic-slipper   Mahabis slipper in action Mahabis slipper Mahabis outer...

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Christmas; a time for DIY

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Christmas; a time for DIY

Insulating and painting over the Chriatmas holidays

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Plaster Plaster Plaster

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Plaster Plaster Plaster

24th December 2015   The foreman arrived early Wednesday morning with the plasterers in tow, much to our excitement. Unfortunately this was short lived as annoyingly they didn’t return the next day. After chasing up on what was going on the plasterers said they would return and work at ours over the weekend to make up for not being here on the Thursday and Friday. They then worked through until early afternoon on Christmas eve to get as much done as possible. The plastering has really transformed the spaces and they are finally starting to feel like rooms again. To celebrate we set up a make shift table in our lounge, opened a couple of presents and had some fun playing laser tag around the house. lounge plaster boarding lounge plastering boarding the front bedroom plaster drying out in front bedroom entrance hall plastered entrance hall plastered plastered hallway plastered hallway celebrating  ...

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Slow Progress

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Slow Progress

After the high of the scaffolding coming down and feeling we were on the home straight with the building works we received the upsetting news that the windows we had ordered and planned to be installed before Christmas aren’t going to be ready until the end of January

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Guttering goes up and Scaffolding comes down

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Guttering goes up and Scaffolding comes down

30/ 11/2015 After completion of the roof the next job due to be done was the guttering. After looking around we couldn’t find anybody that could supply an anthracite grey box guttering and as this wasn’t something we were willing to compromise on we decided to go with the aluminium box guttering from a company called Guttercrest. You buy lengths, corner joints, outlet joints etc in a similar way to conventional guttering however its made from aluminium and power coated and is extremely robust.  Due to the fact it is made to order we did however have to wait a couple of weeks for delivery and our builders weren’t on site during this time so for 3 weeks nothing happened on the project. My husband did however finish off the soffit and fascia end on the left side of the gable which involved him utilizing his model making skills to achieve a neat and simple finish without unsightly joins. After eventually taking delivery of the guttering last week the builders came to install it. It wasn’t a system they had worked with before so my husband was on site for the install to ensure they followed our layout plan and to resolve any queries along the way. Whilst they found some aspects of the install tricky it worked out in the end and I came home to see it all installed except the downpipes which can’t go on until a later date and the touch up paint which we will do when we have a couple of days of  dry weather. With the guttering up the scaffolding was finally able to come down, so on Friday for the first time we got to properly see how the front facade is looking. You can already see how its completely transformed the look of the house and once the window, front door and the rendering /cladding is done the transformation will be amazing.   The right hand side of the gable showing box gutter end with the fascia and soffit still to be finished The left hand side of the gable showing the fascia and soffit end and guttering end complete. A section of the aluminium box guttering from Guttercrest installed The front facade with the scaffolding...

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Project Woodlands Week 10

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Project Woodlands Week 10

This week saw the completion of the roof and it looks great.

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