Tuesday, 9 February 2021

No More Hole In The Side Of The House...

So after about 18 months I managed to get round to blocking up the hole in the side of the house. 


 It was kind of blocked off before with the blockwork on the inside skin being finished, but decided it needed completing. 

Part of the delay was indecision, I wasn't quite sure what to do with this space. It was the old kitchen window so now has the pantry and our little tiny utility room behind it. 

Part of me wanted to make a window frame up, but glaze it with a mirror. In the end I decided to brick it up. I didn't tooth the brickwork as there is no hiding the fact it was a window (the lintel was staying in anyway), so I put wall ties in and just built it flush with the existing wall. Something I've probably overthought and should have just got on with ages ago. 

It's certainly nice to have it done and feels great for the mice not to have easy access to our cavity wall! Yes my bricklayer would have made a better job, but it's not too bad and only cost a bit of sand and cement - although took ages to go off and be able to point it - I ended up pointing it at 10 at night with a head torch!

So another little house job off the list - although it is a list that never ends!

Anyone else knocked off any house maintenance jobs lately? 

5 comments:

  1. If you want something busted, just put me on the job. I don't even qualify as unskilled labor these days - but an unskilled demolition expert? You bet!

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    1. Love a bit of demolition- its the next back that takes time!

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  2. Good job. Could you not disguise the concrete lintel with a beam or a carved timber?

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    1. Would only create future maintenance and I'm fine with how it looks - matches the rest of them on the old part of the house.

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  3. Kev, a nice flowering bush would do a lot to hide the repairs. Even so, you did a fantastic job.

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