The building inspector came and was very happy with the work done and also had a few good suggestions. One of which was to wrap the brick pillars in the plastic sheeting to stop any transfer of damp once they have been covered with plasterboard and plastered.
So the pillar is now nice and well wrapped.
Percy helps Dad with the second pillar.
Then checking the uprights are nice and level.
The timber is put in to make the doorway.
Then Percy's helps slot the weatherproof OSB3 board into place.
Then rushing back outside to hold it in place while dad gets a few screws in to hold it firm.
Then the side panel is fitted.
and this is where we are up to. Still need to put some OSB3 over top of door frame plus down the right hand side. Yes that is a big opening for a door but it's not just a door being fitted but a side panel too.Which will allow a little more light into the space.
We have order new external lights, Paul managed to break the one on the left with a piece of board but we intended to change them anyway, so not an issue.
The piece of plastic and wood on the entrance floor is protecting that part from the heavy rain we had late yesterday afternoon and evening, which was great for the garden which was very dry but was just coming slightly into the entry.
So after the two pieces of OSB3 go on, the next step is building paper plus batons then cement board all on the outside.
Internally , more insulation, then plaster board, ceiling insulation and plaster board. Then we'll need to wait for the front door and side panel to arrive before we can continue. So still quite a bit to do.
Paul's going to be making the stain glass windows for the door and side panel so we've been looking at photo's to get some inspiration.
A Charles Rennie Macintosh look, love this style
Love the colour's and style of this one.. well in truth I love the style and colour's of everyone I've shown you!
This piece is for sale on ebay in the US , I love the different sizes and small colour palette used.
This is Art Nouveau not deco.
I tried to convince Paul to let me have this door and side window, I didn't ask for the top two panels but he said NO!! Shame I do so love this door !
So I love elements of all the stain glass shown above , some of which we'll be using in our design for our windows. We'll be off to a specialist glass supplier this week to decide on and buy the glass for Paul to use when he makes the windows and I bet we buy other piece's of glass just because we love them! But Paul intends to do some more stain glass making so they'll be used eventually.
This is a piece of Paul's stain glass from a few years back that hangs in the window by the french doors in the kitchen.
to be continued....