2nd March 2021
The window bay is no longer the hazard it once was, we’ve taken the old falling out bay and built it back up with blocks ready to render on the outside.
The toilet window for the downstairs toilet is in, just the downstairs toilet now.
1st March 2021
Big decisions to be made, what colour the window cill?
Small kitchen chimney has been bricked up ready for rendering.
The rickety bay wall is no longer a worry as it isn’t there anymore!
24th February 2021
All the chimneys inside and out are now gone, fairly small house so each M2 is precious. The room layouts are much more flexible too without the chimney breasts to negotiate.
The roof more or less finished, some softies and facias to go on but we’ll render the walls first.
24th February 2021
The roof is all but finished, just ridge tiles and facias still to go on.
The chimney similarly is all but gone right the way down the length of the house.
The loft, bar a few foot holes in the ceiling is looking nice and tidy, that was the nastiest job I have ever done. You know it is bad when the builder rather that you do it than paying him to do it.
Not my neatest plumbing job, but at least we now have a toilet that flushes and a tap that works.
22th February 2021
The builders are straight on it, and the chimney has already gone by the time I arrived, good job the neighbour signed the consent the night before!
To say the pigeons made a mess, well… all those droppings and feathers make for a nice mix with the loft insulation.
and we’ve taken away their TV, so’d they’d have nothing to watch anyway!
Great progress on the roof, by the end of (my, builders still there) day the old roof stripped back and the new breather membrane and battens are on, so watertight and hopefully pigeon proof win a day.
Made me smile, builders set up a lovely lunch spot..
And all that nasty in the loft, well beside what is on me, why are the arms so short! is now bagged up ready to throw in the skip.
20th February 2021
Finally on the way, scaffolding going up ready for the new roof on Monday.
19th February 2021
We’re currently in the ‘phoney war’ stage of the build, or rather at the end of it as we have boots on the ground next week. The build this week has mostly been on paper ready for planning and build-over applications.
6th February 2021
And that is the garden cleared, more or less… thought that was gonna be a lot harder and more expensive than it was, I was even pricing up commercial wood chippers.
3rd February 2021
Big change in the back garden, all the brambles, ivy and dead trees gone. Looks massive now that it has been cleared. Just waiting on the grab truck to take the last of the waste away.
2nd February 2021
Clearing the side return today, getting rid of the old concrete coal bunkers and the dilapidated shed. Filled the first skip of the project!
1st February 2021
Very old fashioned electric, think the main 80 amp fuse was the only safety device, so installed a new consumer unit up to date with the latest 18th edition of the regs. RCBOs and surge protection it’s got the works now.
28th January 2021
The ivy has gone.. house looks so much better, although the windows look a bit worse now that you can see them.
And the start of the clearance out back too..
27th January 2021
The most important job of any renovation, setting up base camp.. radio, chair and kettle!
Its a bit like Christmas unwrapping the various ‘period features’, will it or won’t it be nice… I like the doors, they will be original 1935, but can leave the fireplace especially the dead pigeon that fell out of it 🤢.
All the carpets and linos taken up, starting to lose the old person feel about the house but a long way to go yet.
Closer look at the windows show how shocking they are, literally about to fall out. Window replacement shot up my priority list.
24th January 2021
Somehow picked a nice snowy day to go and have a look at our new project. Wow, what an amazing job the seller did in clearing all the old furniture from the property, they even took the gas cooker. Absolutely brilliant, I can get straight on with fixing it up.
Roofers, builders, gardeners in the Feltnam area, do get in touch.
Front of the House;
Back of the House;
22nd January 2021
Yay, we completed on the purchase 😀🎉🥳🍻🥂. I’ve got the key to door, never been 21 before..
20th January 2021
It has been a long time coming but overworked Conveyancers dealing with the stamp duty holiday and Covid we finally exchanged contracts. It should have been last year but we are in strange and difficult times.
Anyone beat this EPC? I’ve never seen one anywhere near a score of 1 before. What have I bought!!
6th November 2020
Updating my social media and website looks to be paying off as approached directly to buy this property. It has been in the same family ownership since new, not had much maintenance done since it was built in 1935 though, which is actually great for me as love projects like this!