Apologies for the delay in updating this over the past few weeks - keep falling asleep at the computer after painting days.....
Anyway, please catch up now....
In the last few weeks of sunshiney weather we've had plenty of interest from passing walkers who've been really impressed with the appearance of the renovated barn, they love the colour of the paintwork, the pointing, and if they get a chance to be shown around, have been very complimentary of the build quality, including the lovely plaster finish which is now being painted.
Firstly, an opportunity to take a pic of the re-instated cobbles - which shows the date up a treat with NO need to clean the stones...it's subtle,but it is there, and the last digit leaves a challenge, just as it did in the original cobbles. Thank you Toddy for the care you took.
the view looking out into a sunshiney morning
upstairs, 2 layers of paint almost everywhere, just the odd beam edge to tidy up
now done with the tower, thankfully, whilst very useful, not a favourite place for me
first fix for showers goes in
some 2nd fix sockets go in upstairs
fire box wired up but covered over since the entrance is still open.
outside, the base for the pellet hopper goes in
and a water tap is reinstated on the outside corner of the wash room
the plumbers have been busy squeezed into the boiler house to fit the pipework...it all looks very complicated
but they certainly know what they are doing - this system apparently is only a small one....!
on the outside wall, the inlet feed holes are drilled in readiness for the fuel store
On Wednesday morning, the builders have a final tidy up and collect all their work stuff......the blue water bin has been very useful, but I won't be sorry to see the 'blueness' of it leave.
So it was sad to say goodbye to Brian and Toddy, but we hope they'll be back to finish off the last bit of plastering once front window is in, and maybe for some tiling.....I will miss them
Friends Dusty and Jo came around to do some painting for us - it all goes on much more quickly with more hands on deck
The joiners came from Wonder of Wood to measure up for the stairs....a bit of a number-crunching exercise on the mobile phones to get the riser height to work....but succeeded in the end, WITHOUT having to chamfer anything off the head room on the 2nd step.
Lunchtime with a view for the plumbers and sparky in the sunshine
first fix for washbasins
toilet first fix
shower first fix
and in combined wash room
wiring of the boiler is underway
Mike meanwhile paints the roof light frames from the giant ladder
and looks quite relaxed - rather him than me.....
the smallest room gets edged out in readiness for roller painting...
and behind a beam, a tortoiseshell seems to have gone into hibernation