Aside from all this treacherous weather that we have been having this week, development on the house is still coming along at an exciting pace. The concrete slab for the basement and the new extension has been laid so it already is giving a much better impression of the new space and new increased ceiling height. The well that we encountered underneath the party wall has caused some problems, but a plan has now been made. The well has now been filled 9m with poured concrete and the arch above it has been temporarily propped to ensure that the neighbours garden doesn’t start to cave in! We are going to preserve and support the well and arch within the garden and face it in salvaged brick to add it as a feature to the garden. Roof works have also been carried out, the existing asbestos roof covering has now been removed and replaced with new tegral slates, and the chimneys have both been re-pointed. All in all, the place is starting to resemble a house again which is definitely a good thing!

Basement walls with Delta damp proofing membrane and screed applied
New basement slab throughout basement
Scaffolding to allow access to all floors and roof
Well with temporary propping installed
Well filled 9m with poured concrete and propped
Re-covering of roof
New Tegral slates

There has been quite a lot of development in the past couple of weeks both externally and internally within the site. The garden has been almost fully excavated, so full height scaffolding has been installed to enable us to access the basement and various levels. The beginnings of the delta damp proofing system have been installed in the basement floor, the masonry around the full height landing window has been built up, giving us a good idea of the amount of light that will come into the space, a lot of the mechanical and electrical installations have begun and roof works are now due to start. Let’s hope the snowy weather doesn’t disrupt this week’s progress too much!

New location for double height landing window, where cantilevered toilet used to be.
Partition and bulkead of walk in wardrobe entrance.
Front elevation of walk in wardrobe entrance way.
Scud coat of rear elevation render.
Full height scaffolding to allow access to basement, roof and full rear elevation
Redbrick Construction hard at work!
Mechanical works being installed in first floor en-suite and first floor main bathroom
Wall preparation for delta damp proofing system
Delta damp proofing system being fitted to basement floor – this works as a type of tanking system to the basement
Delta system being fitted to 1.5m height up the walls to join the floor membrane
the basement is no longer a mud pit!
The walk in wardrobe partition with plasterboard finish
roof area ready to be fitted with new roof covering