Sunday, 12 October 2014

Conservatory Build Update

It has taken a while for us to get to this stage, but we finally have a conservatory that we can use!

It's not finished, we still have the walls to paint, the floor to lay and a radiator to be installed.

The delay was down to the manufacturing of the various roof components and glass. Once this was ready to be fitted it took just two days to be installed.

I was watching the guys install the glass roof panels and was amazed at how much flex there was in the glass!

Once the roof elements and glass had been completed it was time for old "Vic" to come back and finish off.

Plastering was required, along with the final top screed flooring and the finishing off of the cat flap.

The electricians had also made an appearance and installed a couple of plug sockets for us.

It is a lot taller than we had thought it was going to be which is great, it certainly gives us plenty of much needed extra space.

We currently have a small table and 4 chairs which will do for now till we find what we are looking for, but we have all ready bought a 2 seater pine pew.

Where we removed the windows, the largest opening will be shelved with glass which will let light in but will also make good use of the space.

Once the plaster is dry the walls will be painted white and that will be another room completed.

We will then be moving onto the kitchen and lounge. The lounge only requires flooring, which we have decided will be the same from lounge through the kitchen and into the conservatory.

The kitchen is getting a make over with new tiles, along with a new kitchen work top of oak and a porcelain sink to replace the mankey grey stainless steel one.

With just the down stairs loo and hall to paint that will be the downstairs completed!

Slowly but surely we are getting there.

Till later...............


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