Grand Designs?

A blog to record the progress of our extension...

Monday, August 07, 2006

nearly there

Things are mostly back to normal now. There are some small things the builders need to do (change some light fittings, partially re-tile some of the kitchen splashback, fit the door handles - so we can lock the door to the downstairs cloakroom, or rather, not trap ourselves in there as Mum did at the weekend...!). These should all be sorted this week. With the dishwasher being delivered on Friday, and the carpet man coming to measure up this week as well, we are nearly there.
There'll be more pictures soon, as we have unpacked most of our things now and it looks a little more homely.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

moving in pictures

sorry for the lack of updates - our broadband wasn't working properly when we moved back in, and then we were on holiday for a week.... anyway, here we go. These pictures were taken before we started unpacking all our boxes...

here's the back of the extension - you can see how the builders have copied the brickwork detailing under the eaves, from the original build.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

photos soon

We moved in successfully on 8th but the place is in a bit of a state, unpacked boxes everywhere! When we've tidied up a bit there'll be more pictures on the site of the house in its finished state...

Thursday, July 06, 2006

moving in!

Yes our moving in date is this Saturday. At last! We definitely have a flushing toilet so in theory there's nothing stopping us, nothing other than the days and days of cleaning that is. The water is connected, the painting has been done, the cooker has been installed, and it's just the finishing off now.
More pictures after the weekend - hopefully in almost-complete state!

Monday, June 26, 2006

26/06 update

Here are the latest pictures; getting ready for the final big push.

The hallway, ready for the final coat of paint (and the radiator)

Some views of the living/dining room where painting is almost finished.

a view of the stairs and also a shot looking through the double doors to the new kitchen

Some shots of the kitchen - units and worktops almost complete. Looks good now all the the building stuff is removed.

The new cooker has been delivered and put in place

The bathroom is making progress too - as well as the towel rail being in position the shower base is in place ready for the enclosure.

The spare room has been plastered too;

Friday, June 16, 2006

Bathroom and Kitchen update

Another week with lots of progress.

The bathroom tiling is complete and the bath etc are being fitted.

some pictures of the tiles...

The boiler installation has begun, but the new water supply hasn't been connected yet (see below for more details)...

The joiner has been fitting shelves in the alcoves in the living room/dining room (some of which has had the mist coat of paint too).

Work has started on fitting the kitchen and the new cooker should be delivered next week.

The downstairs cloakroom (the cheesedog's office?) is also making progress. All the pipes are for the underfloor heating.

Rate determining step now is getting the new water supply connected. Good old Thames Water eh? For £2K you get the benefit of being fobbed off by customer service and no communication on status of your order...

Monday, June 12, 2006

stairs and tiles

Our builders have made lots of progress over the last week. As you can see from the photos, the stairs are in

and the bathroom floor has been tiled.

The kitchen floor is now complete too - with the underfloor heating and concrete being finished late last week, the tiles went down on Friday.

This week the plumber will be in fitting the bathroom out and the kitchen fitting should start soon too... we may even be moved back into the house in 2 weeks, fingers crossed.