Conservatory Rebuild – Day 34


Day 34 and a bonus day. We had 3 tradesmen working today which was a pleasant surprise since this is Saturday.

Richard, the painter, turned up to add a second coat to the walls and perimeter ceiling and to put a finish coat to the hidey / slidey door. He was also able to put a top coat on the pre-finished skirting boards.

George, plastics and glass, arrived to put the finishing touches to the partition wall glazing. He also installed finishing trim along the top edge of the perimeter ceiling as well as the interior trims to hide the last pieces of the roof framing metalwork.

Conservatory - Partition wall glazing fitted and trimmed
Conservatory – Partition wall glazing fitted and trimmed

The partition wall glazing is also double glazed !!! Unexpected, but this will help keep the washing machine noise out of the living space.

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Conservatory – Apex and tie-bar trimming is now fitted

Externally he has now finished off the guttering …

Conservatory - New guttering and existing house guttering are now finished.
Conservatory – New guttering and existing house guttering are now finished.

Looks much better than the temporary fix ….

Conservatory - Wall art ? Box gutter and house guttering. Temporary solution.
Conservatory – Wall art ? Box gutter and house guttering. Temporary solution.

The ever-present Craig, master of all trades was here to build the steps leading to the utility room door and provide the alternative access to the decking.

Conservatory - Steps to utility room door and alternative access to the decking.
Conservatory – Steps to utility room door and alternative access to the decking.

We are still awaiting the radiator for the living space. It transpires that despite our choosing the radiator 2 – 3 weeks ago, it isn’t a stock item but is only available by special order. Has it been ordered ? You guess.

So the project is almost complete. Just the steps and the side access paving to be made good. The radiator and skirting to be fitted in the living space, door furniture to be fitted to the hidey /slidey door and then there are a couple of niggley items to do with the finish of the plaster work.

It seems to have been a long journey.

Conservatory Re-Build – Day 10


As usual the guys were here good and early to finish off the last few runs of brickwork. And after such a beautiful weekend the weather decided to welcome them back to work with good old British drizzle.

Conservatory - Most of the materials have now gone from the drive
Conservatory – Most of the materials have now gone from the drive
Conservatory - South wall is now up to full height
Conservatory – South wall is now up to full height
Conservatory - Utility room door and window support walls are now up to full height
Conservatory – Utility room door and window support walls are now up to full height

Apparently we won’t be seeing any workers for the next day, or two, to allow the mortar to go off.

Then on Thursday they will be back to fit frames and roof …..  Whoohoo !!!

Conservatory Re-Build – Day 9


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Conservatory – South wall blockwork completed and connected to the garage.
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Conservatory – Although the blockwork is to full height theouter brickwork is yet to reach the same height.
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Conservatory – North end window pillars are complete, both blockwork and brickwork.
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Conservatory – Facia board has been cut into in preparation for connection to the new build.
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Conservatory – Close up of intersection between south wall blockwork and the garage wall.

The New Conservatory Begins


After a well-earned weekend break the team from Executive are back on site and working. Gone are Anton and Angus, replaced by Bob and Connor. Still under the watchful eye of Craig.

I’ll say one thing for these guys, they arrive early and get underway pretty soon after, allowing for the time obviously. No machines until 08:00.

Starting today is the base brickwork, so compressor and pneumatic drill were picked up around 07:00 and shortly after cement mixer and barrows were delivered.

I’ll post pictures later today when there is something to see.