Sunday, 17 November 2013

All change

The superfluous door has gone. Or should I say moved. We now have the frame of a large cupboard on the landing. Plenty of storage. You can never have too much storage.

Yesterday we went to mark out sockets, ready for the first fix. Jay climbed the ladder, not all the way, just high enough to look into the loft. After a bit of discussion and a lot of measuring, we decided yet again the architects are idiots.

The en suite will no longer be en suite. Door on the landing. Landing to be shortened by about two feet. Which will give us roughly 6 square feet of extra space. Lee came around especially to discuss it.

It really feels as if things are happening. First fix is soon to be happening and we're looking to be ordering bathrooms. The shower is massive 1.4m by 0.8m. Looking at a double shower unit. 1 on a hose and 1 overhead. An ideal situation for those that have hair that sometimes doesn't need to be washed.

 So tomorrow afternoon we're hitting bathroom showrooms. 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

We have walls & a superfluous door

We have walls after about 25 years, a little skeletal at the moment, but at least it's building.

We also appear to have a extra door.

Apparently John the joiner and Lee the builder had decided there was spare space on the landing. Why not build a cupboard. John decided to put a door in ready for it. We do agree, but think the space should be accessed from the landing, rather than, what is going to be, the study.

And this weekend  I get to go mad with a marker pen. Sockets and light switch placements. Don't worry, I will be supervised by a responsible adult.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Frightening First Fix

The chimney has gone, dust and soot everywhere.

The floor is down for the new loft room. Stairs have been designed. Had it explained to me. Still don't really understand.

Off to see Lee the builder tomorrow. Going to start working out where things will be going in the loft room How big the en suite will be. Radiator position, plug sockets everything really. But it's all got to fit around the bed position. This isn't going to be easy.

Friday the roofers are back to strip the front, felt it, fit a couple of velux windows and put the tiles back. Which means the scaffolding will be gone. Hurrah.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

I got thrown out!

Lee, the builder, started properly yesterday. Didn't get to pop up, as I was on a 12 hour shift.

Went up this morning and basically got told to leave. Might have been allowed to stay if I had a hard hat. Can I have a hard hat?

It was all go. The door between the front room and the soon to be massive kitchen, was being filled. The rest of the ceiling upstairs was falling down. Or should that be kicked down, cause that's what they do. I'd be scared I'd slip off the joist as I kicked. Would be embarrassing.

Meanwhile the chippies were an a break. They've started putting the new joists in, but can't carry on, while the rest of the ceiling comes out.

No sign of the other half of the roof being redone. But the roofers bin a bit tom and dick. So probably a little behind.

Still think the look on Lee's face was priceless, when I asked if we'd be in for Christmas. I was joking. Be quite nice to be in for my birthday. Fingers crossed.

PS more pictures at the weekend.