Conservatory Re-Build – Day 7


What a difference a day makes……

Conservatory - View down the side access. We need taller brickies to finish this wall.
Conservatory – View down the side access. We need taller brickies to finish this wall.
Conservatory - close up of the meshing of old and new bricks. Not a bad match for the bricks compared to the original build.
Conservatory – close up of the meshing of old and new bricks. Not a bad match for the bricks compared to the original build.
Conservatory - view showing the window pillars starting to grow. You can also see that the wall repair has been completed.
Conservatory – view showing the window pillars starting to grow. You can also see that the wall repair has been completed.
Conservatory - view  across "siskin henge". You can see just how wide the bi-fold door aperture is going to be.
Conservatory – view across “siskin henge”. You can see just how wide the bi-fold door aperture is going to be.
Conservatory - looking a little less like a builders yard. Once the base is completed I guess all the pallets will go. Then it will be time for glass and plastic to be delivered.
Conservatory – looking a little less like a builders yard. Once the base is completed I guess all the pallets will go. Then it will be time for glass and plastic to be delivered.

Conservatory Re-Build – Day 6


Not much to report for yesterdays progress. The brickwork at the utility room end is up to the level where the new back door will be fitted.

Conservatory - End wall viewed from the side passage.
Conservatory – End wall viewed from the side passage.
Conservatory - End wall viewed from the kitchen door, looking out.
Conservatory – End wall viewed from the kitchen door, looking out.

At the opposite end, adjacent to the back door where the old conservatory had pulled the bungalow brickwork out of the vertical, repair work is almost complete.

Conservatory - Bungalow wall repair.
Conservatory – Bungalow wall repair.

The repairs would have been completed, were it not for the super hard screws used to secure the bedroom window. There were two and they seemed impervious to both of my hack saws, even with new blades fitted. Craig arrived early this morning and made short work of the screws using a mini disc cutter.

In the picture you can see that two different types of bricks are being used. Those nearest the door will not be seen when work is finished as the interior walls are being plastered. For those nearest the window frame and down they are reusing the original bricks as they are exterior to the conservatory and will be visible.

Conservatory - Kitchen Door Fixing. This explains why the door stayed vertical while the wall was pulled out when the old conservatory shifted.
Conservatory – Kitchen Door Fixing. This explains why the door stayed vertical while the wall was pulled out when the old conservatory shifted.

This picture shows how Barratt Homes fit doors in timber frame houses. Obviously it is robust enough but to my untrained eye it seems a little flimsy. After all it is plastic, not metal.

Bob and Anton are back this morning and are now, much to everyone’s surprise, to be assisted by Simon, another bricky. So the brickwork should progress quite nicely.