Progress on the building front October 2014

Our builders are making great progress on the renovation and building works.  Once all the foundations and underpinning were done, they laid a concrete floor and then were able to put up the rafters for the first floor of the pump room.


The following week they put up the rafters for the 2nd floor.


You could then see what the view will be from the 2nd floor bedroom window.


This week they broke through the ground floor window. The walls were pretty thick so this was quite a job.  The window has to be quite shallow as the bottom will be level with the raised ground in the front garden, hence you can see the plants through the opening which will need to be dug up.


The men have also been rendering the inside walls of the pump room with lime cement render (which breathes), getting ready for the eventual plaster on the walls.  The next job is to “tank” the floor with a waterproof membrane so no water can seep through.


Outside they have piled up the building blocks for construction of the new kitchen extension.  Can’t wait to see this go up.


We just have to pray for some dry weather to let the men get on with the outside work, as it has been horrendous with rain this week, so they have been concentrating on the inside jobs in the pump room.

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1 Comment »

  1. Chrisitne Cram said

    I am so excited knowing I will see all this and your amazing house and surrounds in April.

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