This blog has been set up to record the restoration of Ashgrove, which was devastated by fire in August 2007.
Please add comments of encouragement (or even suggestions for the colour of the walls, carpets, tiles, furniture....!!)

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Repainting of smoke-damaged roof boards

 Yet another phase of the restoration - repainting of smoke-damaged roof boards to match next door.

Fortunately the weather is good, and all-being-well the job should be finished and the scaffolding removed by Friday pm. Will be glad when the seemingly never-ending schedule of work has been completed, and we can just sit back and not worry about when the next workman may (or may not!) appear.

With our love to all

Mum & Dad

Saturday, 20 June 2009

First barbeque using the garden room

Fathers' Day Week-end 21st June 2009

First family BBQ party using new Garden Room

May there be many more!


Thursday, 11 June 2009

New gardenroom taken in the evening sunlight

One or two shots of the new gardenroom taken in the evening sunlight.

The atmosphere is very amenable both as regards the aircoditioning and the general feeling of comfort and relaxation - just what we hoped it would be. And there is a generous sense of space.

We are using a round table positioned just below the sliding window which is proving very convenient. Velux windows working well with useful remote controls.

Getting the feel of the new room before we decide on any further furniture or equipment.

The Amtico flooring creates a first-class impression. Due to rather inefficient workmen it took ages to complete, but the underfloor heating is working well and the overall effect is all that we hoped it would be.

Our gin and tonics taste good here!

More reports in due course.

Love to all. Mum & Dad