Exterior

Windows, stone work, paint work and probably the roof all need mending

Spring Garden 2017

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People ask me ‘what are you doing this weekend?’…I say ‘gardening’. This year we’ve been cracking on with some new bits of the garden,…

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Coal Store

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What do we do with an old Coal Store? To the side of our house is a stone and brick extension.  You can see…

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Autumn light

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Autumn Light I have a new phone which has the best camera. It also has this little nifty feature, so please forgive my indulgence….

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Crown Lift

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Sycamore trees get a crown lift We are lucky to be surrounded by trees, many of them are very old and tall, however they…

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Half Painted House

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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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Porch roof

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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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Railings

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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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