We eventually had the time and good weather to paint the vertical cladding on the front elevation: Feel like this is a vast improvement for a couple… Read more “External Painting – Part One”
The past couple of months have been spent on odd jobs, as there are fewer jobs we can do before the windows and doors are replaced –… Read more “Odd jobs”
After a bit of detective work we have finally managed to match the paint colours and product used on neighbouring houses. It’s a Swedish make of paint… Read more “New Year Progress”
The past month has been spent stripping out, removing wallpaper, preparing for the electrician and plasterer. We have now had the house completely rewired to remove all… Read more “November Progress”
We have more or less decided on the internal layout. The sketch below details our thinking for the ground floor.
The most significant work to be undertaken to the exterior of the building is the replacement of the existing single-glazed windows with new double-glazed units, as well… Read more “Externals”
In July of this year I purchased a neglected property on the Byker estate in Newcastle. Like a lot of mid-century social housing, the layout is very… Read more “Byker House Renovation | Before Photos”