Where would you lay your head? At the very top of Moregeous Mansions sits the daddy dormer, looking out onto the new half of the house we've just re-built, i.e. from the window you can see in the picture above on the left. Our view in above is from the hallway door entrance. It's a... Continue Reading →
Do Up Diary #65: Replacing An Edwardian Oriel Window With A Contemporary New Model
Yep, I know, it's been a while since a Do Up Diary post! Since finishing the major building works and getting water tight in Spring, Mr M and I have been working hard to earn pennies to carry on at Moregeous Mansions. It's been tough living like this but as everyone keeps saying "it'll be... Continue Reading →
Do Up Diary #31 Starting to get watertight
Who ordered a hurricane? Oh we've been so lucky with the weather so far, it seems weeks since the last deluge which turned the garden into Glastonbury, this good luck surely had to come to an end sometime and come to an end it has this week! As the major timbers over the workshop and utility... Continue Reading →
Do Up Diary #30 Going potty for chimney pots
Blimey I'm a tired lady builder today, I think the last week's catching up with me. Mind you, it's only a week since I was groggy from a general anaesthetic, so it's little surprise really. Add that to industrial strength antibiotics & emerging sniffles and I'm definitely feeling very grumpy, resulting in a bit of an epy... Continue Reading →
DoUpDiary #20 Specifying a Hanson Jet Floor to curb those heating bills!
After all the mud and mess we've got to a point of making things look smooth again, at least in the garage which you can see above, but making the decision caused me a bit of a dilemma. The original specification throughout the extension ( garage, utility and kitchen) was for a solid concrete floor,... Continue Reading →
DoUpDiary #19 : How to specify Reclaimed Bricks
Feels like massive progress as we see the MOT stone going down on top of the reduced depth earth oversite within the garage walls. I always find the building process endlessly fascinating and being part of it all unfolding at Moregeous HQ is ace! Missy Builder Cat clearly feels the same way, clamped to my... Continue Reading →
DoUpDiary #16 Sewer Sewer, quite contrary, where does your pipework flow?
So you get a dry May. A dry June. A dry July. You start site works and what do you get - the wettest August ever! I now have a garden mud bath of trenches, holes, rocks and rubble as the lads have endeavoured to find what exactly is happening with our original and quite... Continue Reading →