It’s taken all summer to strip down, rebuild and make the extension watertight but come the end of October we were insulated and ready for some slightly less heavy work. The plaster boarding happened fairly quickly but it was not without its challenges. We were boarding onto the stonewall of the original house which was neither flat nor straight. There is still a section which we’ll have to sort out at a later date or just cover over with kitchen cupboards!
Nonetheless we were ready to plaster and when I say we, once again Amy is trades woman extraordinaire. She had done a fair bit of jointing and patching work in the past but not skimming and so having watched what must be hours of You Tube videos she was ready to go. Amy started on the wall which would mostly be covered by kitchen units and tiles, just to get her eye in but there was no need – she was off. I think she would say that it’s pretty difficult and hard going on the arms but the end result was fantastic. It’s a very impressive skill. For the ceiling we employed a professional, simply because there are 3
velux windows to board around and we wanted to make sure the ceiling was really perfect. Nice smooth walls and ceilings, it’s starting to feel like a real house again and just a building site.