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The Loft Extension – Wk 8/9

As you can see, i’ve been keeping really upbeat since my last loft post. Full of the joy of life I am. Honestly, i’m a pleasure to be around right now.

We’ve just finished week nine and if i’m honest, I thought we’d be done by now. Not 100% done, but I thought the actual build would have been winding down. Alas, that is not the case.

Things here are continuing to move slowly, but we’re certainly moving now. And there is a teeny tiny sliver of light shining at the end of a long, dark (and snowy) tunnel.

That’s me sounding positive btw.

plastering

The plastering has finally commenced (hooray!) and our plasterer has been busy working his way around the bedroom and all the way down our new gable wall.

gable-wall

Still no staircase.

STILL.

wet-plaster

It’s quite bizarre, but as soon as the plaster goes on the whole place goes from looking like a building site to an actual room. Of all the trades that have worked on the project so far, this has been the most satisfying, mainly because it means the next bit i’m in charge of. The interior.

plasterer

I asked our lovely plasterer if he’d like to be in any of the photos. He said no. So I took this one of the back of his head whilst he wasn’t looking. Ssssh.

work-in-progress

Apparently, a lot of people having their lofts converted have the alcoves boxed off. There’s actually a lot of room under there once all the insulation has gone in, so if you’re getting your loft converted, ask them to keep it open.

alcove

Look.

Just look at how much extra room you get. More than enough for a small chest of drawers or some built in shelving/storage.

plastered-bedroom

The bedroom was plastered in a couple of days and dry in about another four. I guess there wasn’t all that much wall to plaster, what with one wall being exposed brick and another being nearly all window.

loft-bedroom-plastered

Eeee. We have a window, with plastered walls either side. We nearly have a bedroom!

exposed-brick

Just need to boot the plasterer out now so I can get on with the painting. Make way people, the control freak is coming.

Anything else?

A few more pieces have arrived in the last fortnight. All for the bathroom which at the moment hasn’t changed an awful lot since it was last mentioned.

However, the plumber who has now finished his first fix thinks he will be here again next week to start on the bathroom. I am so ready for THAT. Like you wouldn’t believe. Mainly so I can stop banging my knee on the bloody boxed toilet that’s still in the hall.

But we are getting there now. It’d be ‘mazin if we were some kind of ready for Chrimbles. Five weeks to go. Shiiiiiit! The advent calendar will take on a whole new meaning this year for sure.

3 Comments

  1. I bet you will be a whole lot more understanding with clients after this stretch! But the room looks fantastic!

  2. Liz Walsh says

    We are embarking on a loft extension (and a remodel of the first floor – eeeek!) in January. I loved your bathroom edit, and was especially enamoured of the black hexagon tiles you posted. Where can I get hold of those please? I was hoping they might be floor tiles…

    • Yes, the black Hex tiles are by British Ceramic Tile and are suitable for walls and floors. Good luck with your project Liz!

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