Knock Knock

Who’s there? We finally have a door knocker. It took a lot of work to get the door up to scratch and a few…

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Chimney sweep

Chimney sweep

A Clean Sweep We have 13 chimneys in total, however only two of them have been opened back up. The rest were all closed…

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Half Painted House

Half Painted House We are getting the outside of the house painted.  We still had scaffolding up from the roofer which made painting the…

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Builders Brew

Builders Brew The things you don’t plan for when buying a restoration project is how many cups of tea and coffee you will end…

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Porch roof

Fibreglass Porch Roof Many problems in old houses can be traced back to roofs. Leaking felt, missing tiles, holes in the leading, corroded drain pipes,…

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tree trim

Tree Trim Living in a conservation area we have to get permission before any work can be done on the trees. We had a…

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working hands

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream Since working on the house I have ripped all my nails and cut my hands to pieces pulling out…

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Railings

Replacing cast iron Railings Once upon a time our house would have been surrounded by cast iron railings.  There is still the evidence of…

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