Hole complete

Hole complete

Take a look at the bubble in the spirit level (no shims used).

Making a big hole in a wall

Making a big hole in a wall

To make a big hole in a wall, we've placed 150x150mm timber posts through the wall at first floor level.  These are supported on one end by acro-props (which fly through the floor), and on the end by brick stacks on a board, which are held by glulam timber...

Need more mortar

Need more mortar

So, the old contractors (God bless em) left £100's worth of mortar out in the rain.  When I went to the manufacturer to get some more, I was told that they had run out and were not making it anymore.  The search for a new mortar which was the same colour...

Electrics

Electrics

Turns out I can't just feed wires over the top of doorways - they need to fit within 'zones'.  Removed wires and placed them in the zone.  Bit of a faff as it meant I needed to take up the floor and remove some plasterboard.  Live and learn!

Attic room

Attic room

Our first finished room - Tim's room in the attic.

Friends round for dinner

Friends round for dinner

Still nowhere near finished, but that doesn't stop us from having friends round for dinner (including using the UB's as a bench).

We have an office

We have an office

Karen and I laid a floor in the office (plasterboard for fire protection, 50mm polystyrene for sound insulations, and floorboards) then moved everything in.  It's not quite finished yet (door needs hanging, undecided about wall and floor finishes yet,...

Mason Cottage Blog

Masons Cottage is having an extension and this blog is documenting the process.

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