New house :)

SKINY

Lifer
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Excellent job He did :) nice and cosy inside last night and didn't take long coming up to 20 this morning, never lost as much either as to be expected lol
100th post and that's all the Big work done at last, just a few silly bits of trim here and there to fit and that's that :)
 

SKINY

Lifer
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55 inch Samsung curved up on the wall this morning :) clean af looking with the sockets and wires hidden. Bracket moves out 300mm, tilts and can move sideways too. Folds in flat with 3 inch behind it too. Might dig the Xbox out and tuck it in behind it too.......
 

Calum122

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@SKINY Next time just post that last photo! That makes it look sketch as FACK!

I had to examine the photos in more detail just to be sure you weren't crazy lol.
 

SKINY

Lifer
@SKINY Next time just post that last photo! That makes it look sketch as FACK!

I had to examine the photos in more detail just to be sure you weren't crazy lol.
Screwed to the stairs to death lol, ladder supports also screwed to death :)
Solid as rock lol, total "scaffolding" cost 15£ in wood lol
 

SKINY

Lifer
So with the way things went at work I've now time to do some more house stuff lol, few small bits and pieces will get finished off then I'm replacing all the windows :) ordered and payed for earlier today. Drainage has always been an issue in the back garden so will be digging it all up and putting proper Drainage lines in then raising the level a bit with fresh top soil then New turf layer. The front garden is on a slope and everytime it rains water gathers on the concrete at the bottom so that's getting a proper Drainage channel ran to the main drain and leveled.
Conservatory door needs replacing too and to be honest so does the rest of the windows in it, soo I'm currently thinking about trailing it down and the extending it to 3M X 6M right across the back of the house lol :)
 

SKINY

Lifer
Was expecting the builder this week but nothing yet fs
Garage is now half full with all new windows and glass waiting on him lol
Went and bought a rotavator earlier to turn the back garden over, maybe not need to put drainage in then as most of its clay but its being broke up well now. I'm all for getting a wee mini digger in and trailing the top 2 foot off then drainage but Danielle has decided its not needed so that's an I told you so moment saved to use later loool
 

SKINY

Lifer
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Fuck that claysoil :( a good 6 hours just with the rotavator, It's from screwfix 70£ and actually very good for the money. Ideally the soil needs to be dry and not claysoil lol.
A few different things you can add to improve it and I've went for the cheapest compost I could find lol, 320 Litres or 4 big massive bags at 40kg each I'm sure. You add compost and basically mix it through with the rotavator, this will help it dry out and stop clumping together hopefully lol so they say.
Started rain earlier so will have to leave it now until its dried out.
Will do the drainage next tho.
Pulled the old central heating pipes and wiring out too, was thinking I was in for a nice wee bit of copper scrap but pvc pipes fslool.
Pulled the cable through and left it in the corner beside the back window, can use that for an outdoor socket for the hot tub and some fancy lights now :)
 

SKINY

Lifer
Last 2 days spent putting the new windows in :) just our bedroom 1 to fit in the morning then the rest of the day will be spent fitting trim and cleaning and tidy-up.
Probably be Friday before we start the drainage when all the window mess is outa the way.
 

SKINY

Lifer
That's the windows done and trimmed in mostly today after a few hours, steel lintels/heads/supports where crusty looking so sanding them back and treating them before triming the outside. To do them properly/replace is another job for another time lol
 

SKINY

Lifer
Decided to straighten the edges of the flowerbeds in the front garden today as they looked like Stevie wonder had been at them lol.
Used a few lengths of wood as a guide then dug the edges out with a square mouth shovel :)
 

SKINY

Lifer
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That's the New frame fitted and sealed on the front with silicone, will be filling the rear gap with foam, should keep the rain from trickling through :)
Few weeks back I lifted the vynil floor and it was all soaked and mouldy from getting wet, didn't realise it had gone right through it, 3.5M X 5M absolutely soaked underneath, trailed put and tipped.
Garage floor was obviously soaking underneath and it's took just over a week to dry out, Garage door was leaking during lashing rain too but have that leak sorted

New washing Machine too seeing the old 1 died when we where in Tenereife :( it was a fancy expensive Hotpoint 1 we got for free about 5 years ago from Danielle's work so it did well lol

Pipe in the picture is 40MM, the proper size for Washing Machine drain outlet, fit that today
 

SKINY

Lifer
Need a 52mm core drill bit to fit the pipe, the sds chisel is a bit to violent but am I fuck paying 35£ for a bit to drill 2 holes lol
 
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