|Scaffold-board platform on the rafters, to get at the middle section of the second chimney. This one is keyed into the gable wall so demolition was a bit more involved.|
Thursday, 29 March 2012
A more wordy blog will come soon, in the meantime here's some more photos.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
I'm still hobbling around a bit but movement is getting freer again, and far less painful. Good! I've become very attuned to spying men in work-clothes with a limp; they're everywhere, especially concentrated around builders merchants and tool shops.
Here's some photos of the story so far:
|All these rafters will come out soon, to open this space up to the roof|
Monday, 19 March 2012
There's a written blog below but if you just want to look at pictures: here's some of the bungalow pre-works, with a couple of rough artists impressions of what it might look finished (the latter are full of errors but they give a good idea of the end plan).
|The bungalow seen from across the road. The sedum-roof, strawbale extension will be where the garage is|
|The Bungalow. That bit sticking out at the front right will remain as brick, the rest will be wrapped with bales and lime-rendered.|
Sunday, 11 March 2012
It's been an interesting week or so.
I got off to a good start, finally beginning actual physical work on site. Starting work on demolishing the old sun-room I removed the glass from the windows, took off the doors and stripped the half-rotten timber cladding. During the course of this I became deeply suspicious that the internal wallboard was more asbestos; the survey last year indicated that the soffit boards of the bungalow probably contained asbestos but we hadn't realised the sun-room might have the stuff too.
|The sun-room with cladding stripped, revealing the suspect boards.|