Doing the porch, and the conservatory.
Earliest pics of porch & conservatories with the wooden half still intact - sadly it doesn't include the scabby aluminium framed windows & doors of the dogatorium (the left hand bit) which was ripped down almost immediately, on the grounds of good taste.
After... (After proper sorting 2010)
Erm - during?
Conservatory after some fixery in Aug '07
DIY porch work, April 2010
27/04 Old chewy soft wood stuff removed, and floor raised.
02/05 Bricklaying in the rain, just bricklaying in the rain....
Slowly & tediously, the wall got higher. Zzzzzzzz.
09/05 But it finally looked like a real wall that could have been there for ages!
25/06 While waiting for the custom joinery, we sort of had a little look at conservatories, and sort of arranged for one to be installed, so had to get rid of the old one fairly sharpish...
Smokey wasn't looking too convinced once his bedroom had been taken down though !
28/06 All clear ready for the groundwork, with the wall given a couple of licks of paint.
30/06 Bricks arrive,
01/07 And so does a classy balcony, and a little bit more concrete slab.
Which had a Pickle visit before it was set !
03/07 Saturday morning, the bricklayer gets to work - and seems to be able to stick them together in nice heaps somewhat faster than we can !
09/07 The bespoke door & window stuff arrived, late on Friday, and only took Sunday to fit - hurrah for made to measure woodwoorkery !
The conservatory blokes were most bemused when they came back after to find we had slapped a spangly new door in ourselves ;)
06/07 The walls are done
19/7 After a short wait, the plastic arrives, and springs up quite fast in just one day!
20/07 Ooo, we have a roof.
21/07 All the construction is done.
22/07 In goes the floor.
So all it needs is furniture and flowers!
(And some tiles)