Windows in the attic

Most posts since we moved here feature windows! This is because of the legal agreement we signed up to, to get them all sorted out in a set time frame. So, this time they’re the attic Windows, which required scaffolding as they’re so high up…         Whilst up there Owen did a spot of…

Work commences in the attic

So, a very long time ago when we moved here one of the attic rooms was boxed in with plasterboard and some visitors remarked that with a lick of paint you could use it…. However to repair the roof and asses the structure and timbers it had to be ripped out. In doing so we…

Yet more windows!

So, it seems the majority of my posts are about windows and that’s probably because there are so many that have needed our attention and their repair is part of the legal obligation we have signed up to. And… There’s also a deadline on that obligation.     So the rather dark dirt floor room (so…

A final sprint to the finish line…

we’ve worked like the clappers to get another bedroom finished and we have made it before our family arrive!    The beautiful old elm boards have had a couple of coats of linseed varnish.       The old door has been stripped and painted with its old furniture put back on.     And now the…

Almost ready to introduce some furniture…

So, we’re still going full steam ahead trying to get a bedroom finished before Tom and Lyn come to stay. The walls are finished:    We’ve painted the door frame and woodwork with egg shall paint this morning:         Owen spruced up the old fireplace before lunch:       After refuelling at lunchtime we…

Support that beam!

While we had Matt staying with us we put his skills and energy to good use! As mentioned previously one of the main beams in the bar needs a bit of extra support because an old repair looked dubious.    Owen was keen to use green oak and so we picked some up I in the…