Ivy has been taking refuge from the building work in my old sewing basket, once I'd padded the bottom with a bit of old quilt she now has to be surgically removed from it! In the garden room the insulation and plasterboard has gone up and now there is a smooth salmon pink layer of plaster drying on the walls. The shower tray has been fitted in the bathroom and the subfloor and pipework has also been fitted.
Every time I see the windows and the cast iron monkey tail catches, I feel really pleased that we decided on this style of windows. They add so much character, UPVC just wouldn't look the same! I'm really pleased with the depth of the window sills, perfect for little vases of posies, a small lamp or a line of sea green vintage bottles.
We still have a lot of finishing off inside, and the plan is also to cover the exterior with weatherboarding. We thought about just painting the rendering but decided that this finish would look too crisp and new.
We'll be painting the outside, the window frames and weatherboarding will be Dulux colour matched to Farrow & Ball's Pointing.