Mark Rimmell (markrimmell) wrote,
Mark Rimmell

This is turning into a build blog...

I do other stuff, honestly I really do other stuff, it's just that the stuff I think I'll want to look back at in the future is the house stuff. And boy do I love looking back and seeing how much I've fucked-up achieved with this house over the last two and a half years. It's handy to remind myself of some of the before and afters, and the milestones in working on the house.

One major milestone reached this week... Dan, dan daaannn! (that was a fanfare). The attic office floor is all fitted. Phew! Still have to fit a gazillion wooden plugs in all the screw holes, come to think of it I have to cut a gazillion wooden plugs first. But the main thing is I don't have to hop from joist to joist in order to get into the room. And best of all it looks in keeping with the age of the house. The 100+ year old door has been hung on the original door frame (well two thirds of the original frame).

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The step up into the room.

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That plastic Lego window has to go.

Today the skirting-board and architrave arrive. Most of it has now been cut roughly to size and has been lugged up there. I've spent the day moving the light switch and some of the power sockets to allow fitting of the wider architrave and higher skirting-board, anything other than cutting and fitting a gazillion wooden plugs in screw holes.

Next to be done... fit the skirting and architrave, reinforce wall where radiator clamps will go, cut and fit tongue and groove panelling, paint or stain panelling, polish or varnish floor where radiator is going, somehow get very heavy cast-iron radiator up two flights of stairs, then fit radiator before weather gets too cold.

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