Sunday, 28 March 2010

Weekend of Bathroom Bashing

Well a weekend of destruction has resulted in a very large hole in the bathroom wall and a sink that is held on with a bit of blue tac! The hole is surprisingly useful as you can now get straight out of the bath straight into the hall way. Genius.
Most importantly though is the new ceiling throughout the hall and the bathroom. It looks excellent and just requires the fine skills of the plasterer to sort out now.

Thanks to Tod for all the help; its always nice to have someone to laugh at you whilst your balancing on a couple ropey bits of wood over the stairs!!

This afternoon we went out to get the tiles for the bathroom and I couldn't believe how many we needed for such a small room; 19m2!!. As you can see from the photos, they are also really bloody heavy and the car wasn't much fun to drive with no rear suspension. Shelley took on the role of 'supervisor' whilst I loaded and unloaded all 19 boxes... thanks honey!

Monday, 22 March 2010


After a busy weekend and with the help of a very useful father, the frame for the built in wardrobes was built.

At the crack of dawn and with more timber than you would find in a rain forest we started work. Of course I hadn't planned anything so the first thing we did was scratch our heads for a bit; who needs a drawing.

We started by laying the hardwood for the base and then moved to the uprights that the wardrobe doors will butt up too. The walls were anything but straight so there was some cunning trickery needed to get the uprights completely, well, upright. The rest of the frame went up like a dream, minus a quick trip to B and Q for a little more timber (don't ask). We had to wack one of the doors in to check the the frame was square and of course and the thing moved with just the puff of an asthmatic weasel! Perfect! A couple of layers of paint over the weekend have really finished it off and it looks sweet as a nut.

There is plenty more going on at the mo, so I will try to keep the blog up to date!!

The Study is DONE!

Its been a busy couple of weeks as per usual, so the blog has taken a bit of a back seat. Time for an update I think.

Having the study completed has provided plenty of distractions, the one major one can clearly be seen in the photo! I still can't believe I got permission to buy a new PC screen. It was true gaming heaven for a couple of days before I felt compelled to picked up the tools once again. Its great to have a room finished and its really motivated me to get cracking with the rest of the upstairs!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The Italian Stallion

The 'beauty' is mounted and looking awesome. Anyone notice the mistake I made when I installed the electrical socket?

The chaps from Ecoheat have done a superb job and it looks really tidy. Fingers crossed only a day more to go before we have heating again!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Heating Up

After 2 very cold months, the heating system is now being installed! The kit is here, the two chaps from Ecoheat just need to bolt it all together. The radiators are already mounted so fingers crossed only a couple of days to go.

You can see at the back the bad boy Italian boiler, the Alpha CD28C! An A-rated high efficiency combi-boiler. Sweet!
Too cold to write any more....