The second side door has now been bricked up. I have been having a panic on and off about the fact that we are blocking both side doors. It makes sense for the room configurations though, plus the new rear double doors will be just around the corner. We still have three ground floor doors – the front door, the french windows in the dining room and the new double doors at the back. I am also hoping that we are not blocking too much light – however the kitchen will have a new opening into the hallway plus the huge window you can see on the right. The meals room will have a big window, a small window and glass double doors. Plus both the kitchen and meals room open into each other. Hopefully that will be enough light!
My bricklayer wanted to point out that he didn’t make a mistake with this new window sill. If you look carefully you can see that the gap in the mortar between the top two rows of bricks is significantly wider on the right hand side. The resulting sill, however, is level. That’s because the entire house has settled over time, like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It’s not a cause for concern structurally, so we’re not worried.