Day Twenty-Six, images only today

front to back
front to back
from the ladder
from the ladder
more insulation and space for eaves access
more insulation and space for eaves access
for the shower
for the shower

Day Twenty-Four

That’s five weeks down now, 4 new windows and 2 completed dormers this week.  We’re going to add an extra Velux window above the new stairs too next week.  The stairs are ordered and so are the windows for the dormer.  Progress indeed.

front to back view today
front to back view today

It feels like things are coming together, the perimeter of the upstairs will start to be boarded up next week.  Guessing the upstairs will shrink even more then.   It is hard to explain, but when you’re actually up there is does not feel big enough to have 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.  Once the space is more defined then it will be amazing to see the rooms develop and become more tangible.

back to front window today
back to front window today

We are coping fine with just a bath and toilet bathroom, best not to think about hand washing after the toilet where the children are concerned.  Wonder when the shower and screen will arrive.

The sun is shining on Edinburgh right now.  Long may it shine on you too.  Have a great weekend. x

 

 

Day Twenty-Three

We have beautiful light upstairs now that 2 of the 4 Velux windows have been installed.  We’ve gone for white for a change from the standard issue pine ones.  They look great and make the works feel that bit further forward.

inside view of rooflights
inside view of rooflights
outside viewand, no, I did not take this one
outside view
and, no, I did not take this one
dormers look like they've always been there
dormers look like they’ve always been there

There are lots of things to consider when a project like this is on your hands, not least how it will look to the neighbours and the impact on them while the work is being done.  I think we are doing well, from both counts.  There are the vans but otherwise very little impact to mention, apart from escaping old insulation early on.  After a beautiful, sunny walk home from town today I approached the bungalow from down the hill.   I realised that the house had a new silhouette and I am so pleased to report that the dormers look absolutely ‘right’  from the street.  Here’s hoping the neighbours agree.

Here’s a new view from the RHS window, we’ve never had this view from the bungalow before.  I love the hills in the distance.

a new view from the bungalow
the new view from the bungalow