Category Archives: Renovation Diary

April – June 2019

As the longer days kicked in and the weather improved we were a hive of activity, starting with the removal of the bees from our roof space.  The bees will be taken away long enough for their memory of our … Continue reading

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January – March 2019

One of the main jobs at the start of the year was to get the limecrete slab in the annex floor finished.  Cue more digging out, levelling, blinding, and dumping the spoil followed by installation of the excellent sublime system (with … Continue reading

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October – December 2018

After a lot of thought (and influenced in no small part by how successful the floors have been in the main house) we took the difficult decision to remove the annex floors ready for replacement with limecrete and underfloor heating.  … Continue reading

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July 2018 – September 2018

July started with a negotiated visit from BT to reroute our telephone cable.  Previously strung across the garden this had formed a bad habit of wrapping itself around the chimney for one of the biomass boilers, with the result being a loss … Continue reading

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April – June 2018

With better weather came a busier 3 months, boosted by the arrival of our very own digger and also Logan returning to push things along.  More gravel was needed – now up to 100 tonnes thus far – and Tony … Continue reading

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January – March 2018

One of the main themes in Q1 has been the weather – snow, snow and more snow!  As a result work has slowed a tad! But in between the snowfall we have been getting some things done.  First up, the … Continue reading

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October – December 2017

Despite moving in a couple of months ago, there has been plenty to do!  Photos have dried up somewhat as Mike has handed over much of the finishing to Eddie and Scott, our decorators, who have had the enviable job of seeing … Continue reading

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