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Building Progress ~ November 2009

Category: Barn Conversion Journal December 23rd, 2009 by mbc

Finishing treating the untreated oak stairs and banisters is proving a real pain – the banisters along the landing have all been whitened & waxed, but the stairs themselves along with the banisters running down the stairs still need finishing, they’ve been whitened but not waxed. The problem is getting the timing right (never my strong point) and being organised enough to be able to wax the stairs as I’m leaving and not returning at least overnight – haven’t managed that yet.

Skirting boards have now been completed (I managed to source a supply from a different Wickes store in Cardiff) in the main room downstairs and I’m getting the bedroom and dressing area finished ready for the carpet to be fitted in December. My original plan was to put oak flooring down all throughout the whole of upstairs. However, a carpet will be warmer, easier to fit (for me), can be arranged by Christmas (unlike my oak floor that seems to be lost on the high-seas – more on this in future) and will help cut down on the echo-y-ness of the whole place, so seems a sensible option.

The rest of my efforts have been focused on the bedroom~dressing area~en-suite, painting, cleaning and attempting to get as much finished as possible ready for the carpet to be fitted (& Christmas!) in December.

If you enjoyed that post, then read these…

Building Progress ~ March 2008, week 1 & 2
We’ve now arrived at the stage where I need to get start getting services installed into the fabric of the building – first fix electrics and plumbing.

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Building Progress ~ June 2010
Oh dear … the June update passed me by, so here in brief and from some distance (19th July) is a summary of progress… I have completed under-coating all the windows…

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Been Caught Snowing…
Last Friday the 26th November it snowed like mad – 3 or 4 inches fell in just over an hour.

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