Friday, 12 March 2010

Extracts from a customers blog ...

January 2008. Having built the outer shell, it was time to knock down the original load-bearing back wall of the house. At this stage we are wondering why we decided to do this ...

First, the lounge was reduced from
12 x 14 to 12 x 10 by the erection of a plywood wall to keep some warmth in and some dirt out, meaning that the family living room was cramped with 3 sofas, a TV and no windows. The photograph shows the ply wall, also artily reflected in the mirror. (Can you see the green-brown carpet? Leafy-swirly survivor from the '70s!) Oh, and those plants didn't survive.

Little jobs got done:
the utility room was built, which provided a mini-kitchen so that the actual kitchen could be gutted, and the downstairs loo was moved in order to accommodate this - accordingly, the upstairs facilities were working. The oppressive ply wall came down and our living area moved south into the new extension. Larger, lighter and brighter: oh joy! This enabled the ceiling and walls ...

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