Thursday, 29 April 2010

Going, going, gone!

I haven't blogged about the house renovations for some time, so felt it was probably appropriate to get you back up-to-date. After all, I am inundated with questions about it all the time from the neighbours (and, in fact, just about anyone who lives in the village)!

If I am honest, this is the point when I have really wondered whether we've gone too far with the house renovations. There are now no floorboards in the house and holes knocked through walls left, right and centre. We have found asbestos in the garages, which needs removing by specialists. Thankfully there are still four walls, although I do wonder whether we would have been better knocking it all down and starting again...

Once upon a time, our house looked like this.


Those were the days. The sun shone, the flowers bloomed and the grass was green.

And, we had a roof on the house.

Then ... the builders got to work. Last week they began taking off the tiles. When walking the children to school in the morning they were beginning to remove the tiles; by the time I collected them they were nearly all gone. A couple more days and all the rafters had been thrown to the ground as well (our front lawn is covered in old, nail-ridden wood). On Tuesday morning it looked like this:


By lunchtime, it looked like this:


And by the end of the day destruction had transformed to construction...


There is yet hope that we will have a watertight house and a home to live in within three months!

(Note to self: keep focussing on the end product!!)



6 comments:

The Dotterel said...

That's quite dramatic isn't it? And speaking as someone who couldn't abide the mess made when we had the bathroom replaced, I don't envy you!

Three months will soon pass.

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Catharine Withenay said...

Dotterel - I am aware three months will soon pass... just not sure whether the builders will keep up! Still, today there seem to be rafters or joists or something going in, despite the rain, so I guess it is moving on.

Hearth-mother said...

Wow. Renovations in our house generally consist of a lick of paint or repairs to the woodwork. Scary photographs!

Working Mum said...

Repeat after me "It'll be worth it in the end, it'll be worth it in the end".

Good to know I'm not the only one with nosy neighbours who want to know what we are doing to the house!

義珊 said...

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