Development Update: One Nippy Night Later…


So the roofing is virtually accomplished for our extension.

The ice could have hit Britain this morning, and boy did we feel it in this family. You see, there is a bit missing at the back of our house…

Yes that is right. It is yet another development update! In my final update, I described that the framework of the roof for the extension was effectively underway. Thankfully, there was just adequate dry hours to get the wooden beams totally created and placed, which means that the sheeting and roof tiles could primarily go on as well. I actually like the colors of the roofing tiles, and consider it looks so Autumnal with the leaves scattered in excess of them. (Leaves may possibly not seem to be the most appealing attribute when you are creating, but I’m just glad it isn’t bird crap.)

Roof roof 01 roof tiles

The up coming methods will involve acquiring the proper guttering in (due to arrive this week) and match the french doors and kitchen window (also due to arrive any day now! Yippee! ) – from right here the extension will be totally sealed. Following this, the interior walls will be prepared to be ripped down in planning to connect the 2 spaces and make the existing kitchen and new extension part of 1 massive kitchen/diner. This will be in addition to pulling down the back wall of the lounge, and installing a connecting door of some kind. Oh, and as these are supporting walls, there will want to be some joists place in to, y’know, make certain the total property doesn’t come tumbling down like a game of Jenga. They say it gets worse prior to it will get better…

BUT. What about prior to then?

To get to this stage, and get the roof beams in securely, we had to commence ripping down the existing interior kitchen wall a small earlier than meant- Once again, I say ‘we’ following in fact possessing very little to do with it. Sod it, I’m taking credit score anyway!

In essence, with the extension not yet sealed and a  gaping hole in the back of the home, the property is a bit nippy. Right here is the hole which is leading to me to dress in an additional later on anytime I’m in the kitchen (even though on the vibrant side, no want to really use the fridge anymore. Every thing freezes in 5 minutes!)

roof 03 kitchen

And yes, the fridge is now officially smack bang in the middle of the room. We’re significantly operating out of room for items!

Now let’s not forget about the mess these bloody bricks make! I am making an attempt to make this operate, I truly am. But there comes a stage the place tidying become futile. I’m just accepting that rubble is now a portion of our lives, and trying desperately to steer clear of any cooking in this dangerzone.

dust brick 01

Beneath is a bit of insight into our extension now that there is a bit of roofing. The floor is nevertheless covered in concrete and leaves, and will be cleared once the mega mess is no far more. This floor will eventually be raised and as I’ve mentioned, we’re expecting doors and windows in a matter of days. It’s finally starting up to search like a room now that there’s some kind of ceiling. Certain, it even now looks like a pile of bricks for the most component, but progress is progress and it’s really worth the totally freezing living circumstances. Right after all, it is only short-term. Now, in which are my spare gloves?

What do you great deal consider? Is it beginning to come with each other?

leaves extension 01