A mini celebration and more lime plastering…

We have been trying to get a mortgage since February when the pub was officially granted residential use and it’s been a slog to be honest. Our mortgage brokers deserve a medal having got their heads around our unusual set up here and then conveying that to banks who prefer boxes to be ticked!  Well…

The ‘oak floor’ room

We took receipt of the beautiful character grade oak floorboards recently and they’ve kept us busy… I can confirm that hammering cut nails into solid oak is hard work! Owen could whack them in with a fair few hits, whereas I was still banging them with about 30 smacks of the hammer – I kid…

Happy New Doors!

Well, not strictly new, but they look like new. I haven’t posted in a while because we’ve been working on 4 doors and so I thought I’d wait and do them all in one post. The first door we repaired I don’t have a clear ‘before’ picture so the finished one will have to do.…

Team MB start demolition works!

As you know we have moved our work outside while we have no risk of frost, because lime mortar doesn’t like it. In the last post we showed some pics of the back of the building and it’s that  job that we continue with… Having hired a concrete saw and smasher and a skip we…

Working outdoors, while the sun shines

Having finished a room in the attic, we’ve now moved outdoors to finish and start some other bits and pieces. We need to get to the Windows in the top of the picture and also tear down this lean to at the back of the building that was put up by the brewery without consent.…