Category Archives: House

Floorboards (part II)

I took no pictures of yesterday’s floorboard removal. While I did manage to create a path across the house, avoiding lifting the bathroom floor, the old floorboards in the spare room were pretty old, so they didn’t react well to my crowbar.

Which meant a trip to the tip was necessary, followed by B&Q for new boards.

I’m really not looking forward to putting it all back.

Floorboards (part I)

This afternoon, I removed some floorboards. Apparently, our boiler has an incorrect width gas pipe, which is unfortunately buried in concrete.

So, the new boiler requires a larger pipe and the easiest way to fit one is to follow a path from the front of the house, upstairs and through bedrooms, before returning through the kitchen ceiling at the back of the house.

In a bad situation, there’s often a positive. It was interesting to see that joists had been connected with pegged mortise and tenon joints.

Feck

The Worley Almshouses has apparently been closed for a few months. According to the bloke outside who said it was due to reopen a few days ago. He was meeting a mate from Malta there.Anyway, it hasn’t reopened yet. Even worse, a missed opportunity.

If only this had happened next year.Anyway, we found another Sam Smith’s pub, the Botolph Arms.

Beautiful.

Fabric

You know how it is. You’re at work, resisting the temptation of an early finish on a Friday, when you receive a text message saying Hi Gary, I’m in the pub, are you coming?

Well, a man of a certain age actually receives something like Gary, I have gorgeous material in my car.

The end result was the same; I left work and went to the pub. Where we bought fabric.

Numbers

I didn’t want to screw numbers to a new door, so I came up with an alternative.

It’ll need tidying up when I’ve time, but it’ll do the job for now.

Chaise

OK, there’s historic (hopefully) woodworm and someone’s made a bodged attempt at re-covering, but we just bought this.