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delboy
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:57 am

Yes good start Mark and new fencing up as well, your going marginally faster than we are Mark Embarassed with us just starting the flooring but son didn't realise that there are two 9:00 o'clocks in one day lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:28 am


I'm loving this Mark !

It's amazing to see the difference already - just by clearing out and tidying up.

And It's fab how you're trying to endear yourelves to your new neighbours................. by digging up their cable...... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:32 am

Yes you don't live next to Debs do you Mark Embarassed Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:46 am

Great photo's Mark, the progress already is amazing. :-bd:

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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:54 am

Will you be able to move the gas meter Mark or will you just box it up
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:41 pm

delboy wrote:
Yes you don't live next to Debs do you Mark Embarassed Embarassed

Behave DB :f^h:

This is so great to follow Mark, please keep up with the pics bravo
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:27 pm

delboy wrote:
Will you be able to move the gas meter Mark or will you just box it up

I've agonised over this del. If we were staying here I would relocate it to the outside in it's own box. But on the basis that we are going to be simply renovating and moving on, it's an unnecessary cost, so we will just house a wardrobe ( a shelved one) around it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:04 pm

Well, not much progress at the moment, as I've had 'proper' work to do Wink Suppose I better keep the Shekels coming in Very Happy

We managed to get the front fence up



And you might have spotted that a fourth heap of roots and dirt is now ready for the grab truck to return



I cut the rotted shed...



into several smaller, more manageable pieces...

which didn't take Jan long to load into the van for taking to the tip Very Happy



In the afternoon we managed to load the van up again, this time with all the scrap iron that we found in the garden, buried amongst the back bushes.
Jan's first trip to the scrapyard...



I suppose she'll be getting some tattoos with her share of the scrap money Very Happy (£47.60 lol )

With stuff cleared, the rear garden is now taking shape.



The plan is to now start chopping chases into the walls for the wiring to the extra sockets that'll be required in the first bedroom to be done. The wardrobes are demolished and the room is now empty.

More soon.

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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:06 pm


You would never believe that was the same garden as a few weeks ago Mark !

Well done Jan for doing all the hard work !

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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:10 pm



It's great to see the progress stage by stage - but when finished, could you do a whole ' before to after ' post

..with all the pics to see in one go ?

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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:12 pm

Still coming on well though Mark, when is the swimming pool going to be dug lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:14 pm

Well done to you both, the garden looks so much bigger now cheers

Look forward to the next installment lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:28 pm

wow the garden is huge, well done Jan

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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:25 pm

Have you done anything Mark, or just take photo's mate? wink As Beeech says, it is fantastic to follow this through from start to the finish. Well done to the both of you & whoever has helped you. bravo

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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:29 am

Well, with regular work still taking precedence, progress hasn't been in leaps and bounds. However, it's coming along.

The windows and new front door have been fitted.



The focus has been on completing bedroom 2, so chases were chopped into the walls for the wiring of extra sockets and TV points.





And the room was then plastered.



An extra socket was also chased into the hallway, so some recovery plaster work was also made here.



New radiators were fitted, initial painting done, wardrobes made and fitted, and a new door hung, so the bedroom that initially looked like this:



Now looks like this:



View from the other end by the window:





So, final painting and touching up to do, new light to fit... carpet is being fitted on Thursday. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:30 am

Certainly coming on mate, & looking good. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:35 am

That looks good Mark difficult to get the full view with the camera but can see the change which is quite dramatic cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:51 am

I'll attempt a panoramic shot of the room once it's finished del Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:54 am

Fascinating as I said on the other thread to see the before & after photo's mate. Also the carpet going down, will make it look & feel warmer & more homely I would imagine.

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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:04 pm

Just curious.Why is the front door handle on the right?
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:58 pm

WirralScouse wrote:
Just curious.Why is the front door handle on the right?

?????????????????????? at a guess its because the hinges are on the left rolling laughing Our front door handle is on the right as well

























































Because the hinges are on the left rolling laughing

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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:00 pm

WirralScouse wrote:
Just curious.Why is the front door handle on the right?

No particular reason. I ordered it as a like for like replacement for the old door. In the 'old days' it was best practice to hang a door hinge side on the adjacent brick wall, for extra strength, but these days, with reinforced steel framing inside the frame, there's no need, so it could have gone the reverse way round had I desired it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:06 pm

You could have picked blue and white wtf
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:15 pm

delboy wrote:
You could have picked blue and white wtf

Yeah, right Rolling Eyes Red all the way mate :-bd: Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Silk Purse Project   Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:29 pm

No red & white it should be as well, nice one Mark. :-bd:

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