Last weekend we took advantage of the long bank holiday weekend to take down even more of the ceilings.  The top floor hadn’t been looking too bad and we had thought about just skimming over it but then decided that it would just annoy us in the future if we didn’t do it properly now.

We therefore hired another skip and The Boyfriend donned his industrial respirator and boiler suit and headed upstairs.  Unfortunately, we hadn’t thought about hiring a chute which meant he had to make about 50 trips up and down the stairs to get rid of all of the rubble!

IMG_1093 IMG_1095The dust was thick and black but that is hardly surprising given that there was 116 years worth of soot up there.  

IMG_1096We also made the most of the skip to fill it with the remaining carpet/flooring from upstairs.

IMG_1169This weekend we had the roofer back for a second visit and if all goes to plan we should have the scaffolding up in the next few weeks meaning work can finally start on the outside.




About katerenovates

Hello and welcome to Kate Renovates - a blog about my attempts at renovation. The Husband and I have now been living in our house for four years and changes are being made slowly. It's an unloved Victorian townhouse that had been converted into two flats. Armed with a little bit of know-how and bags of enthusiasm, we have turned it back into one house and are transforming it into our home. Many of the original features remain but the flats had been rented out and so none of the rooms were in great shape. Luckily, it has a fully functioning kitchen and we recently finished the new bathroom and so things are getting more and more comfortable all the time. We're learning as we go and sharing our ups (and downs) on here as we try (fingers crossed) to bring the house back to life. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my blog or any tips you may have on our house project, so to contact me, please email
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