Thursday, May 29, 2008
The deck now has the steps in place (minus fascia panels that will be added soon) and the white aluminium railings have been added (minus the glass panels that are now on order and should be installed in a week or two).Where necessary, the patio stones have been measured and cut to fit.Sand has been spread across the surface and swept into all the crevices and looking down from the deck, the patio is now looking very smart indeed. Work still needs to be done to repair the lawns around the patio, which will be addressed over the weeks ahead.All in all, it is shaping up very nicely and we have been very impressed with the professionalism of the team and their commitment to producing a quality product.We'll post again when it is completely finished and when we have some furniture and a BBQ in place!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Janet appears happy with this development...And this is Dylan Callum, the sales associate that we have worked with in selecting both of the cars. He has been an absolute star, completely non pushy, very friendly and very entertaining on test drives when, contrary to most test drives, he has encouraged us to, errr, test the limits of the vehicles we were interested in! Dylan is applying the licence plate that Janet went and purchased today.We're open to name suggestions revolving around the first three letters of the licence plate - "NEE", which is how Lilly (LLY266) got her name.
More photos of the car to follow in the days ahead.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
The deck is beginning to look rather smart, although it still lacks steps, white aluminium railings and glass panels.
Compacting the gravel and sand bedding for the patio area...
The stones for the patio being delivered. This is a cool Tonka Toy...all managed by a remote control in the delivery guy's hand. The rest of the pallets on his truck are ours too.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
These are the cross beams going on the deck. The guy in the photo is Tony, (husband of Violet and the multi-talented co-owner of the barn in DeWinton that we stayed at when we first arrived here).
This is Ivor (Senior), friend and partner of Tony, supervising progress!
This is Tony again with his son Elliot, doing a fine job.
This is the deck with nearly all its boards. Now we need steps and railings.
More to follow.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Here are a few pictures of where we are so far.
This is the outline of borders, deck and patio in white spray paint.
This is one of the first borders to be dug out (by me and Eamonn I might add)
You can see in this picture some of the dirt we have dug out of the borders
As the pile grows, I thought I'd better stand behind it for scale.
Patio area dug out
Patio with gravel bedding in place
Matting and stones for under the deck
More to follow in the next few days.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
On the way home, we took a short detour off the highway into the little town of Stavely which stands out along the route because of it's large and well maintained grain tower, situated directly across the street from their only hotel and their sweet little Town Office (Council Offices or Town Hall in UK speak).