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

Chimney, April 2010

While fitting the kitchen, I looked up the chimney and saw a nest, ignored it, and fitted the kitchen so that I'd never be able to get to it from there again. Several years later, several dead jackdaws in the spare bedroom and countless carpet bugs and grit falling down the back of the cupboards into the kitchen, I thought it was time to get up there and sort it out.

The scaffolders did exactly what I asked and made the world's biggest scaffolding tower to get up to the chimney. I knew Luke wouldn't mind it, so I invited him up for the weekend to give me a hand. Like everything in my house, one thing led to another, and before long we'd dismantled a good portion of the chimney stack before we decided that we'd better stop. We failed to get the nest out, and the job dragged on into the next week. Luckily Dad came to help, and we finished rebuilding the chimney, added ducting for an extractor fan to the kitchen, and most importantly, an anemometer. The chimney was sealed up again, except for a few air bricks. Sadly the jackdaw nest is still in place, and will need to be extracted from one of the bedrooms, at which point the ducting will magically descend to the kitchen and an extractor fan can be fitted - another stupid omission while fitting it!

Luke On Scaffolding Luke On Scaffolding It's A Long Way Down Everything Looks Tiny View Along Rooftops The Good Chimney The Good Chimney And Next Door's Not So Good One Their Chimney Is Held Together By Gravity Tina Braving Scaffolding The Bad Chimney - Inviting For Jackdaws Tina And Luke Tina And Luke Capping Removed Capping - It Came Off Very Easily Plane On End Of Runway Jackdaw Nest Dad About To Put Top Layer Of Bricks On View Across Rooftops Yeadon View Along Rooftops Chimneys Chimneys Chimney And Bingley Moor View Along Rooftops Debbie Debbie On Scaffolding Debbie And Nick Dad Having A Tea Break Extractor Ducting And Anemometer Mostly Finished