Category Archives: Sodhouse Bank

A sign

I’m quite excited about my latest purchase.

It should arrive in the next week or two. While I’d love to substitute it for the existing street sign on the front of the house, I’ve resigned myself to its location in the garden.

Render II

Removing old plaster from the shed walls isn’t really something I enjoy. However, it’s damp, so it needs to come off before render goes on. It seems that the walls had been painted blue, I’d guess that was in the 60s, when the shed was used as a taxi office. There’re also traces of an earlier green (20/30s?).

It was a shame to render over stone, but I really couldn’t be bothered to rebuild another two walls, with a damp-proof membrane.

But now I only have one wall left to render.

Green door

After putting it off for way too long, we now have a new front door (-ish).

It needs some work, but it’s already miles better than its plastic predecessor.

Apparently, the door shall be green.

Its neighbour too, most likely.

Render

After hacking plaster off and digging out the debris inside the shed, much of this afternoon was spent rendering.

While there’s a lot more to do, I’m happy with the result.

I’d set myself a target of the end of summer to finish the shed, so it’s going to be touch and go.