Yearly Archives



    Beech Avenue Reveal

    This was by far the biggest and most exciting project particularly as I had so many financial hurdles to overcome after my divorce,  I had the choice to patch the house up or wait…

    20 October 2015

    The Bathroom is Out

    The upstairs bathroom is now functional so today we ripped the old one out and can now start with first fix.  We might have a new kitchen soon!…

    04 September 2015

    Forty Three Square Meters of Dust

    I was ridiculously excited to get back from holiday to see what the space looked like in reality as opposed to in my head.  The guys worked so hard in our absence to open…

    21 August 2015

    Empty & Ready for Wall Removal

    The back of the house downstairs is now stripped out and ready for the guys to remove the walls whilst we are away.  When we get back it will no longer be 4 rooms…

    15 August 2015

    Where is Mary Poppins?

    Today’s job is to tidy and throw away junk in preparation for stripping the wallpaper and removing the carpets.  Wish me luck as I’m sure the boys won’t help… We are using the living…

    26 July 2015

    Wardrobe Come Staircase

    At present the bungalow has no useable upper floor and the bedrooms are at the back.  The image above is the smaller of the two bedrooms which will form part of the open plan…

    23 June 2015

    Beech Avenue Loft Floorplan

    This morning I was up at 3am trying to figure out the best floor plan for upstairs.  It’s challenging because the family bathroom at the front is predominantly under the eaves, apart from a…

    05 June 2015

    A Dormer in a Day

    I love doing loft conversions – straight up!  This is the 4th loft conversion I’ve done and everything happens so fast, it’s super exciting.  Especially when you’re just soaking up the atmosphere, taking photos,…

    01 June 2015

    Loft Insulation & New Joists

    The first job is to put the velux windows in for light and fresh air…   Removing the insulation is a sweaty, itchy job and the respirator feels horrible but fortunately it only takes…

    21 May 2015

    Garden Landscaping

    The first time I saw this garden I knew it wouldn’t be too difficult to make it look bigger and more suitable for the family home I wanted to create.  The bushes on the…

    19 March 2015

    Beech Avenue We’re In

    We’re in and I can’t tell you how excited I am about this project because the potential is massive here.  I’m completely re-thinking the space and turning this retirement bungalow into a 4 bedroom…

    18 February 2015