Extension

Choosing the Right Brick for Your Extension

Milestone bricks

Brick matching options Before starting my brick extension I didn’t appreciate how many different types, sizes, colours and textures of brick there are. It’s not until you try and match the brickwork of an existing structure with a new one such as an extension you realise that there are hundreds of types of brick out there. With…

Bookcase is finished and almost sorted

Rough order is, from top left, down and then across …. Boring texts and religious rubbish LPs, some guitar music and some big arty books Nature, geography and the earth … Some history, and a selection of “classics” books I bought when trying to be “more read”. Sort of DIY section, with some randoms that…

Building Work Has Finished

Day what? About day 50 I guess. I lost count! Building started on July 15th and finished today. Sort of. Wednesday 2nd October 2013 Today the builders did their final jobs in the house. The kitchen tiles were masticed (is that a word?), a damaged drawer front was replaced, the trimmings / fascia around new shelves…

New Kitchen Fitted

Monday 23rd Sept – Thurs 26th Sept A bit of a mad week. So crazy I did not post! The plumber returned, made a mess, then left again. But the plumbing was sorted. Will never use that firm again though. Cost a small fortune, I was happy to pay a premium for a good service…

Problem: Pipes not properly chased into wall!

Monday Blues – 23rd September 2013 I thought that my plumbers did a good job, but the kitchen fitters said that the pipes need to be deeper. Main issues: Plumber only removed the plasterboard, did not actually chase into the blocks / bricks Cannot repair the wall as the pipes / brackets sticking out in…

Day 46 – Door painting, filling in holes etc.

Saturday 21st / Sunday 22nd September 2013 Ok, 2 days, but it was DIY time and I am slow. Another lack of photos, but got a few. Also, on Friday evening I popped to B&Q and bought a trellis, a plant, some brushes, a giant duster on a telescopic pole and something else which now…