THE RED POINTING TROWEL MASTIC

This is what i need to point around my wooden window frames and keep water out. This is far superior to modern mastics/silicone sealants in tubes, wish i had used this when i installed the new windows, the silicone frame sealant i used has shrunk and rolled back, letting water in and ruining my beautiful plaster. This time I will do it better

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Inspiration

Hello world, todays job is a follow on from yesterday (which was a disaster). I desperately need to point around my hardwood sash style window frames, as the silicone i used to seal them when i installed them has peeled back from the stone window reveals, which in turn has let water in all over the place, and as i made the fatal error of dot and dab plasterboard under the window downstairs, it was only when the plaster board became mouldy and sodden that i picked up on it.
I have spent all yesterday afternoon driving round b & Q ‘s and wickes looking for the unicorn otherwise known as pointing trowel mastic 😉
the problem with large diy super stores is theres plenty of people to ask for help in store, but they dont do diy generally, unless you strike gold and come across someone in the know, then you may as well be asking the man in the lol,
So today i have learnt my lesson, im biting the bullet and going to the small family firm hardware store that i should have tried in the first place, I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD PINE FOR MASTIC AND BOILED OIL SO BAD 🙂

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Inspiration

The spark of inspiration i needed to make r our living room door, timeless and wonderful

The spark of inspiration i needed to make r our living room door, timeless and wonderful

more food for thought ? what style of door do we now want ?
more food for thought ? what style of door do we now want ?

Before buying a cottage we bought a cast iron radiator similar to this, one day soon ours will be revived to its former glory, and the phoenix shall rise from the ashes once more

Before buying a cottage we bought a cast iron radiator similar to this, one day soon ours will be revived to its former glory, and the phoenix shall rise from the ashes once more

 

BACK BEDROOM, PICTURE OF INSULATED EXTERNAL WALL

BACK BEDROOM, PICTURE OF INSULATED EXTERNAL WALL

THE OUTER WALL HAS BEEN PLASTER BOARDED AND SKIMMED, THE WINDOW REVEAL HAS BEEN LEFT AS THERE WILL BE A NEW SASH WINDOW FITTED AS SOON AS FUNDS ALLOW. THE ATTIC ABOVE THIS ROOM HAS BEEN INSULATED, EVEN WITH THE OLD WINDOW IN I HAVE ACHEIVED A CONSTANT TEMPERATURE OF 12 DEGREES, I AM LOOKING FOWARDXS TO SEEING WHAT TEMPERATURE I CAN ACHEIVE WITH FURTHER INSULATION, THIS ROOM IS UNHEATED AND THE TEMPERATURES WERE RECORDED EARLY JAN/FEB IN THE HEIGHT OF THE COLD SNAP !

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ImageFOR YEARS ME AND MY GIRLFREIND HAVE BEEN RENOVATING PROPERTY, THROUGH GOOD TIMES AND BAD (UK RECESSION).

FINDING THE MOTIVATION TO RENOVATE STARTED OFF AS A HOBBY THEN AS A  PAYING HOBBY AND THEN A LABOUR OF LOVE IN A FALLING MARKET IN THE FACE OF NEGATIVE EQUITY ETC.

WE GET A LOT OF SATISFACTION AND A SENSE OF ACHEIVMENT FROM BRINGING AN OLD PROPERTY BACK TO LIFE, AND I HAVE STARTED THIS BLOG SO WE CAN SHARE OUR HANYWORK WITH YOU ALL, IN THE HOPE THAT IT WILL SPUR ME ON TO DO MORE TO HOUSE NOW I HAVE COMMITTED TO A BLOG !!!

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