Monthly Archives: September 2010

B-Day+160: even more plaster…

More good progress today, plaster finish on most of the new extension!

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B-Day+158: Slumming it

Here’s a glimpse into how we live at the moment – most rooms are in absolute chaos, and we still don’t have a boiler (thank god for electric heaters)!

This is our “kitchen”, notice the convenient bicycle parking facilities and the space saving sofa arrangement:

On a positive note, the electricians came back today to do more electrical first fix in the old kitchen.  And the steel beams were concealed with a frame around the opening.

And more plastering to come over the next few days, so hopefully things should look significantly improved by the end of the week!

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B-Day+156: A lot more plaster

Wow, our solitary plasterer was replaced by a plasterer plus assistant/son. This double act made a good deal of progress today, plastering most of the main extension and ceiling – a good day’s work!

Here’s a wibbly-wobbly distorted photo of their handywork (with a missing patch of photo in the corner).

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B-Day+153: a bit more plaster

Plaster finish was done in the WC and utility area today!

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B-Day+152: Some plaster

The downstairs WC/shower and utility room are now both roughly plastered – awaiting the top finish.

Here is a fascinating picture of some plaster (framed prints available on request):

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B-Day+151: Break on through (to the other side)

Today was a good day. The old and the new have finally met, as the boards at the end of the old kitchen were removed. Everything feels so much lighter and more spacious (obviously).

Our plasterer arrived and plastered the WC / shower room, and will move on to the utility area next…

Originally uploaded by NBS78

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B-Day+150: Patio doors and no-show plasterer

After a couple of weeks of frustrating inactivity we got excited today at the prospect of the plastering starting.  Unfortunately the plasterer decided he had something better to do than plastering, so we are still left with brick and blockwork walls.  We are promised a more reliable plasterer will be with us bright and early tomorrow morning – we’ll see…

On the plus side, the patio doors were installed today, so we are now watertight!

Here I am testing the new patio doors.  They passed my test.

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