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Feb
3
2012
Blog // Home Improvements 3 Feb 2012

DIY SOS – Operation Laura

I sent an email to a few family and friends in September asking for help… In the October half term (2011), Laura was going away for a week and Adam was off to Italy with the school. I didn’t have enough leave to take the whole week off, so I was staying at home… That’s when I had this crazy idea… Wouldn’t it be great if I could finish off some of the house by getting the plastering done in the landing (The walls were in a very bad state), maybe put up some architrave and skirting… while I’m at it, how about tiling the kitchen and painting the living room, oh and the stairs and hallway and why not put some new carpet down too…. It  was a load of work… Special thanks go to: Mum & Dad Auntie Elaine & Uncle Keith Simon & Jenny Gary & Jo Stuart […]

Oct
26
2010
Home Improvements 26 Oct 2010

Back Garden Phase 1 – The Deck

Monday 26th October 2009 saw the start of the Back Garden Project – Phase 1 – The Deck. The deck is c 7.5m x 3m, it’s a big space needing lots done. Over 800 screws in the deck alone, c40 14′ Deck boards, x20 4″ x 4″ x 14′ Tanalised joists, 10 bags of 20mm shingle, some fence panels and supports, lots of wire and conduit, 2 1m deck lights, 2 matching wall ligths, an exterior socket and an exterior light swicth. Add the above to 5 days hard graft my The Frosts, and we have a deck Below are some pictures…

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