Finally, we’ve got to a point where we can start to make some positive improvements to the house. To date, it’s all been about stripping things back and demolishing walls but with the good weather set to stay we want to get the roof sorted. We’ve said from the start that our one goal for the year is to fix the roof and install a new (real) fire.
The roof does not need replacing but is in drastic need of some TLC and the woodwork is looking very sorry for itself.
The pointing around the roof and the chimneys will all get sorted in the coming weeks but we’re not going to do the rest of the house for now – it would look much smarter if we did it but it’s not an essential job so it’s one for the future.
The Boyfriend has got to work straight away stripping back the barge boards and while it is slow work he’s made some great progress.
Another benefit of the scaffolding is the nice roof top views – I feel a bit like Mary Poppins up there!