Evening – Sunday 22nd November – progress update 1

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Just as our friends – Jim and Renee arrived on Sunday 15th November (yes, we took a day off!), the delivery from Better Bathrooms arrived – at least there were plenty of people to help!

 

A bath in the kitchen - whatever next?
A bath in the kitchen – whatever next?
Chris put battens on the wall for a layer of insulation as well as for the tongue and grooved cladding that is going on this wall.
Chris put battens on the wall for a layer of insulation as well as for the tongue and grooved cladding that is going on this wall.
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Wall completed – above the insulated area is a useful (soon to be) cupboard, for all that stuff that doesn’t have a home but you can’t throw away!
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Cladding started …
Cladding finished.
Cladding finished.
Just to prove that I do actually help - here I am painting the cladding in the Heather Parry Suite  - just noticed that we are decorating the house in fifty shades of grey!
Just to prove that I do actually help – here I am painting the cladding in the Heather Parry Suite – just noticed that we are decorating the house in fifty shades of grey!
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More electrical work and I thought it was bats in the belfry!

 

Behind the scenes.
Behind the scenes.
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The massed tools of destruction ready to demolish the bath surround.
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Now to disconnect taps, cap off the water and remove the bath.
Now to get this downstairs.
Now to get this downstairs.
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Oh no! What a mess!
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Electrics in place for a light over the basin. Pipe work all sorted.
No, Chris was not behind in his schedule!
No, Chris was not behind in his schedule!
Tiles off ready for the new bath to be located - oh well things always look worse before they get better.
Tiles off ready for the new bath to be located – oh well things always look worse before they get better.
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Just to show that it is level! What a professional that man is!
ew bath in place.
New bath in place – delivered on Sunday 15th (lunchtime) and in place on Friday 20th! Phew – really motoring now!
So, we are up to date now as this was this morning (Sunday 22nd November).
So, we are up to date now as this was this morning (Sunday 22nd November).
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I watched a really useful You Tube video about tiling – took most of the ideas but still did it my way. Oh well, old dogs and new tricks!!
By the afternoon I had managed to tile this far but had to stop as I needed help with the tile cutting.
By the afternoon I had managed to tile this far but had to stop as I needed help with the tile cutting. Not helped by no tile cutter – so Chris went off to B&Q – good man.
Hooray - here comes the cavalry - actually Chris returns from B&Q.
Hooray – here comes the cavalry – actually Chris returns from B&Q.
Of course as we were very busy working we did have help from a lovely neighbour, Ursula, who despite recovering from an eye operation still found time to make us French Onion Soup all delivered in her Red Riding Hood basket. Thank you, wonderful neighbour.
Of course as we were very busy working we did have help from a lovely neighbour, Ursula, who despite recovering from an eye operation still found time to make us French Onion Soup all delivered in her Red Riding Hood basket. Thank you, wonderful neighbour.

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