Today the master bedroom was cleared out, ceilings were boarded over and the plasterers began.
Here you can see repairs to the old plaster where it was water damaged. The first layer is the base coat.
The door from the bedroom to the future en suite was finally reinstated. This is the first time that anyone has seen through this door at least fifty years.
In the en suite the door that leads to the hallway has been blocked up. There will be a shower in this corner soon.
The view back into the bedroom. I now have my eye on that blocked up fireplace…it may be time for a reveal while the room is empty and messy.
The newly blocked up door as seen from the hallway..
In the lounge the plasterers have skimmed the ceiling and patched the walls. Mark asked why the ceiling was brown – that is the colour of setting plaster as the plaster is clay based.
We are fortunate that the cornices are so deep. It means we haven’t lost a lot of it with the overboarding and plastering.
At the back of the house the Celotex insulation and boarding continued. It’s starting to look more like a room now.
Even the little cupboard under the servant’s staircase has been given the insulation treatment.
Also the ceiling of the former pantry.
In the coal store the electricians did some future-proofing ready for Stage 2.