I will begin with a picture because that is what today’s post will contain for the most part. As you can see Brian and Bob moved inside after last week. They finished up the outside with a Tyrolean finish and it looks great. The color is slightly brighter, but that’s okay because John wanted to freshen the paint on the rest of the house anyway.
You can see here where the ceiling is going up along with the scattered bits waiting to be used or carted off.
Here’s the truck that carried away the skip.
Brian is plastering over the Artex ceiling that is sadly in all of the rooms. I like it well enough in a few places, but the overall effect tends to make the rooms look smaller and dated. Although this house was built in the 90’s, Artex, the popular finishing method for ceilings in the 70’s has covered the ceilings in all of the rooms until now.
Bob is making sure the plaster is mixed and ready as Brian needs it. This part has to be done properly or it doesn’t matter how good the person is applying it to the ceiling. They did a really great job covering the Artex and John is pleased every time he looks at the new ceiling.
Brian and Bob were gracious enough to give me one more photograph before they wrapped things up here for a while. When they began this project, the back garden looked like this nestled between the back of the house and the garage.
Brian and Bob will be away working on another project for bit while John frames out the walls and get all the plumbing and electrical pieces in order. Then B & B will be back to put up the plasterboard (or sheet rock) and finish off the walls and ceiling with plaster. John will do the tile in the bathrooms and put down the hardwood floors throughout the addition and the master bedroom.
That’s it for this week. Come back next week to check on us. We’ll still be here shuffling around in the dust.