Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Paint, electrics, new partition walls, new openings & trusses

Week Commencing 2nd February Continuation of painting … from plaster to white walls … this is a lengthy process first coat was watered down then second coat was slightly watered down and final coat was as it is from the tin! Nice freshen up! New electrics added to the new bedrooms and shower room. Wiring […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Paint, garage floor, drainage, fencing, Plumbing & electrics

Week Commencing 27th January finishing touches … internally week commences with a taster to how it could look when finished prior to the white mist cost being applied.the white mist onto the new plaster walls before we can finalise the panting work to the ground floor. Garage floor constructed using reinforced mesh and concrete poured […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Plastering, Kitchen Installation, Drainage Positioned & Existing Kitchen Removal

We spent along time looking for a builder to replace our other so called builder someone happy to pick on a project that hasn’t been constructed correctly to comply and put right the errors of construction. We have had a number of builders come out and provide there thoughts and costs to do this. Week […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Plastering, Kitchen Installation & Existing Kitchen Removal

Week commencing 13th January The guy continued to install the kitchen having all the units in position he continues to cut the plinths and worktops to the correct length then adds the doors/drawers and edging strips and panels. From Monday to Wednesday the plasterers finish off the extension this includes the walls beams and ceiling. […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Kitchen Installation, Steels & Plastering of Existing House

Week Commencing 6th January – Preparation work for plastering. All remainder steels have been boxed in with 2 layers of Gyproc Fireboard this is to prevent the passage of fire. The Gyproc Fireboard is a Pink Board. Two guys got the ceilings and walls plastered within the living room, dining room, kitchen and hall. This […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Installation of Electrics – First Fix, Extension Slab and Screed Laid.

Day forty four – Day Fifty Eight – 23rd December – 3rd January (week 9 and 10) W/c 23rd December Ground floor electrics first fix completed all the wiring of new electrical sockets and lighting to extension. The installation of 9 No. points for spot lights, 6 No double sockets and 2 no single sockets […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Internal knock through, existing Window Reduced & Construction of the Roof.

Day thirty eight to forty three – 16th-20th December (week eight) The guys worked at First floor to finish the timber frame walls construction. The new windows are formed giving an idea of space. The guys await materials for the roof trusses when the timber arrives they set to work  to create the pitch. But […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Construction of the First Floor

Day thirty two to thirty seven – 9th – 13th December week seven The scaffolding was adjusted to allow for the construction of the first floor. They started to locate the joists and start to construct the timber frame first floor.

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Windows & Doors / GRP Roof & Steelwork

Day twenty seven to thirty one – 2nd – 6th December (week six) Colne Valley windows and doors came to install all windows and doors, they started by replacing all existing windows and doors, we had two No. composite front doors, one to the front and one to the side, we then replaced all existing […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – External Block work Wall Construction

Day twenty two to twenty six – 25th -29th November (week five) Building Regulations Requirement: Ground Floor wall construction 100mm Blockwork external skin 100mm cavity filled with GA4000 insulation or similar 100mm Blockwork internal skin This week we managed to install the steels, marine ply to the single storey flat roof, timber joists and insulation […]