The Beginning

The Beginning
Our House

Friday, 12 August 2011

The rebuild begins!

Hooray, we are starting to put the house back together!  Charlie from CEB Property Maintenance has been in and put in a damp proof course in the bedroom, filled in the hole in the dining room floor and has lifted the living room floor.  He said the living room floor was dangerous and was only a matter of time until someone fell through it!  He is back today to replace the joists and the new floor goes down on Monday - yay!  After that he can get the woodworm treatment done and that's his job done.

Off camping to Aviemore this weekend but going to have a look in on our way home on Sunday.  Back to school Monday :-( and my baby starts school Tuesday :-((

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Photos as promised!

Original wood cladding and Victorian fireplace upstairs!

Wood paneling on stairs which was hidden under ply!

Wood paneling upstairs

The door I thought was a 60's door...

It was the original cottage door covered up!!

Partitions between study, bathroom and bedroom now down.  I love my new tool - a crowbar!!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

We are still here!

Sorry I have been a bit lax at my blog!  We had 2 fantastic weeks in Italy  (thanks Claire and Andy!) and have been busy pulling down all the lath and plaster walls at the house so not had much time for blogging.

We have been told by the builder that the kitchen is unsafe and needs to come down.  We were not expecting this but no point plastering up the (very huge) cracks.

Downstairs the external walls are totally exposed.  We discovered more beautiful wood paneling underneath plasterboard and ply.  The boys room is totally wood paneled which looks fab!  We uncovered a fireplace upstairs complete with ironwork.  Michael gave it a nudge and it fell apart!

Thank you also to our dad's who really deserved their trip to the Three Kings for a cider after filling an enormous skip!  After the skip was filled I had a day on my own and uncovered the original cottage doors upstairs - they are fab and even have the marks where the original large hinges have been.  Photos to follow!