So the deconstruction of the house continues. The roof is nearly all gone and the decision to replace the entire structure has been made. Previously it was thought that we would keep the last bit you see above, but it turns out that it would be more hassle to do this than start again, plus the timbers here are not in great condition. Hay ho – in for a penny…
As you see above the guys have taken most of the floor off too to expose the beams. I guess that it has to go through this stage to get better, but I just can’t help feeling just a little panicky when I see how little is left. I keep reminding myself that it will all be worth it in the end.
So this was what the old sitting room fireplace looked like…
And now it looks like this! You can see clean through to the back wall of the house, and it gives a good idea of the size of the room. That window you can see here is going to be blocked in and we are putting our new wood burner here.
This is the view from the other side of the fireplace, in what was the master bedroom, straight through to the old front door. It’s all looking good.
And again from the back of the house looking through to the tower bay window. I know it’s hard to get your head around what this is looking like, or even where it is in relation to the rest of the house, but here we are looking from the dining area through to the other end of the room, past the new wood burner and to the sitting room. (clear as mud!)
Hope you like the update.