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    Update on the house remodelling project

    As promised a progress update on the remodelling project

    We are working on the 1st floor which originally was 5 bedroom and 2 bathrooms. (one was an en-suite) Now with the extensions added on both sides of the building we will convert that into 4 bedroom suites – all bedroom suites will have there own dressing and bath room.

    We tackled the most difficult one first

    To create this bedroom and dressing room we had to take out 5 walls, block up 2 windows and break through into the side extension.

    Here were originally the two bathrooms, airing cupboard and separate WC located, therefore a lot of pipe work- (I mean a lot of pipe work) had to be removed / taken out of the floor



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    Here we had to rip up the floor to get to all the pipe work- which became obsolete when we took out the old bathrooms and airing cupboard


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    This is the amount of copper we took out of the floor


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    And the old water heater


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    Which gave us a nice open room, we also found above the ceiling some unused space which we converted in to a vaulted ceiling. We had now enough experience on how to fit a Velux window so we put another one of these windows in. It just adds a bit more character to the room. The same for the exposed brick wall


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    Here we will fit the double doors which give access to the dressing room


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    And a look into the En-suite bathroom


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    Hope you enjoyed the tour

    Chris

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    Man I've that is a TON of work, but it will certainly be worth the effort!
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    Looking good, and I agree with Stu on both counts. Tearing into an old building like that is an adventure at every turn, huh?

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    Looken good Chris an man what a lot of work. With all that old copper you should have enough money to pay for the remodel if the scrap price is up like it is here.
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    Chris, around here the thieves would have removed that copper for you. A pile laying like that could even disappear in broad daylight. Like others, a ton of work, more to go, wish I had that drive right now. Thanks for the tour, look forward to more updates!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Mul View Post
    Now with the extensions added on both sides of the building we will convert that into 4 bedroom suites – all bedroom suites will have there own dressing and bath room.
    Wow, Chris, that is a huge job. And you're right, a lot of pipes!

    Is this going to be a B+B with all those bedroom suites?
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    Wow, Chris, that is a huge job. And you're right, a lot of pipes!

    Is this going to be a B+B with all those bedroom suites?
    Sometimes it feels like that with the two older sons still living at home, but no its all for private use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Chris, around here the thieves would have removed that copper for you. A pile laying like that could even disappear in broad daylight. Like others, a ton of work, more to go, wish I had that drive right now. Thanks for the tour, look forward to more updates!
    That disappearing act happens here as well, but that is mostly done by “travellers”

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    That's quite a project Chris, looks like it's turning out quite nice.
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