Rebuilding My House

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Bedroom Renovations
Bedroom Renovations
Finished Bedroom
Finished Bedroom
Kitchen Ceiling
Kitchen Ceiling
Kitchen Before Gutting
Kitchen Before Gutting
Removing The Fireplace
Removing The Fireplace
Removing The Fireplace 2
Removing The Fireplace 2
Removing The Fireplace 3
Removing The Fireplace 3
Gutting The Living Room
Gutting The Living Room
Rebuilding The Living Room
Rebuilding The Living Room
Finished Living Room
Finished Living Room
2006-01-19 Kitchen Update
2006-01-19 Kitchen Update
2006-01-20 Kitchen Update
2006-01-20 Kitchen Update
2006-03-26 Kitchen Update
2006-03-26 Kitchen Update
2006-04-01 Kitchen Update
2006-04-01 Kitchen Update
2006-06-21 Kitchen Update
2006-06-21 Kitchen Update
2006-07-02 Kitchen Update
2006-07-02 Kitchen Update
2006-07-22 Kitchen Update
2006-07-22 Kitchen Update
2006-08-22 Kitchen Update
2006-08-22 Kitchen Update
2008-10-29 Bathroom Update
2008-10-29 Bathroom Update
Kitchen, December 2007
Kitchen, December 2007
Bathroom, January 2009
Bathroom, January 2009
Bathroom, June 2009
Bathroom, June 2009
Bathroom, August 2009 - As Done As It Will Ever Be
Bathroom, August 2009 - As Done As It Will Ever Be
Small Bedroom, October 2009 - A Bit Of A Mess!
Small Bedroom, October 2009 - A Bit Of A Mess!
Chimney, April 2010
Chimney, April 2010
Landing, 1st March 2011 - Destruction
Landing, 1st March 2011 - Destruction
Top Floor, 1st March 2011 - Destruction And Rebuild
Top Floor, 1st March 2011 - Destruction And Rebuild
Landing, 20th May 2011 - Mostly Finished
Landing, 20th May 2011 - Mostly Finished

2006-01-19 Kitchen Update

Photos of the continuing destruction in my kitchen. The ceiling came down in ten minutes flat with Barry's help - him with a spade, me with a jemmy. Couldn't see across the room for dust!

The lovely wallpaper has been exposed to be removed. On removing one piece of plasterboard, I found I could see next door's lights, so that had to be bricked up. The people who'd taken the chimney stacks out had obviously done both houses at once and not bothered filling in between the RSJs. The fact that there is an RSJ in the kitchen is a relief, as I wasn't sure what might be lurking above that ceiling. It wouldn't have been much fun having to rebuild the chimney stack to stop the house collapsing!

The list of strange items found (generally dropping out of ceilings) while renovating the house continues to grow - have now found plastic baby legs, porno mags, coffin shaped boxes lined with tinfoil and bits of lego.

Finally, while removing the plaster from the walls with a great big hammer drill with chisel attachment, I got a bit carried away and went through a water pipe. My heart sank as I saw the (luckily small) jet of water arcing gracefully across the room, cleaning me and the floor in the process. Lucky it wasn't an electric cable or gas pipe I suppose...

Spider Egg Sacs Most Of Ceiling Removed Most Of Ceiling Removed Glad There's An RSJ Holding The Old Chimney Up Lovely Wallpaper Slight Accident With SDS Drill And Chisel Bit The Repair Fantastic Wiring Fantastic Wiring Closeup More Fantastic Wiring Almost Gutted Kitchen Up The Old Chimney I Can See Through To Next Door! I Can See Through To Next Door! These And Pipes Don't Mix Quality Literature That Dropped Out Of Ceiling