Now take the inside out


[vc_row][vc_column][postgallery_grid id= »SS_G4_20180316_01″ data_source= »data-4″ null= » » slidesetid= »SS_G7_20180316_01″ content_type= »image » columns= »4″ columnpadding= »column_padding » masonry= »masonry » height= »200px » align= »aligncenter » lightbox= »yes »][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Once the plumbing and electrics had been removed and made safe the work on the interior of the house could start. For the last couple of weeks we have had huge machines and three workmen banging about. Sadly we had discovered that the floorboards in the attic were not good and it was safer to remove them all, although we will retain the beams which will perform a decorative function once the new floor is built and so retain a traditional feel. The whole of the current ‘ground’ floor was to be removed and in the cellar the huge concrete wine vat needed to be broken up. Because the body of the house remains this was not a demolition job but a painstakingly careful removal of the internal floors finishing with the demolition of the wine vat. The workmen have been working to a tight deadline and have made very large piles of wood and stone debris behind the house – which now looks like a builder’s yard. We can reuse some of the concrete as hard core for the new foundations of the garden floor which is being raised a little to reduce the overall height of that floor – currently over 3 metres – and to raise the ground level to reduce the risk of flooding. The pictures here tell the tale.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][postgallery_grid id= »SS_G4_20180316_03″ data_source= »data-4″ null= » » slidesetid= »SS_G4_20180316_03″ content_type= »image » columns= »4″ columnpadding= »column_padding » height= »200px » align= »aligncenter » lightbox= »yes »][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the dining room there was a small, unused, fireplace which had a large mirror and mouldings around it. We had managed to get the mirror down successfully, this is now stored in the barn. To our delight Liz managed to remove the large moulding above the mirror so we can reuse this. Each side of the fireplace were two large cupboards that we wanted to try and save so they could be put back in the new salon. This proved a little tricky but eventually the cupboards came out in one piece to reveal that they really were ‘built-in’. they must have been constructed with the house as not only were they plastered in but underneath them there were no floorboards, the base of the cupboard was ‘the floor’ so there was a gaping great hole down to the cellar below.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][postgallery_grid id= »SS_G8_20180316_05″ data_source= »data-4″ null= » » slidesetid= »SS_G8_20180316_05″ content_type= »image » columns= »4″ columnpadding= »column_padding » height= »200px » align= »aligncenter » lightbox= »yes »][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Once the interior is clear a foundation for the masonry stove will be built. This is quite a large deep reinforced concrete affair as it has to support 10 tonnes of stove. That is what is happening as we write, this is in preparation for Martin the stove mason’s arrival with his team in April. So more pictures soon.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color= »custom » accent_color= »#deead0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width= »1/2″][vc_column_text]Perhaps you would like to know…
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5 réponses à “Now take the inside out”

    • It already is, not least because of all our support from friends. Thank you!

  1. Thats what I call a project – a major project. Best luck and looking forward to the outcome

    • Thank you, so are we! the stove mason arrives this weekend and will be here for three weeks. He may not complete the entire stove as there are dependencies that need to be discussed. Also the stone for the cladding – it’s a core build surrounded by an independent cladding layer – need to be ordered, we needed the mason to check them out and we aren’t sure about delivery lead-times.