Our Renovation – Major features

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    Skip - As much as possible was saved from the skip; but we still ended up with 3 skips full of rubbish.
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    Framing for the new kitchen window.
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    Cutting the external bricks for the new window.
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    Complex system of pipes underfloor!
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    We cooked on the outdoor rocket-stove a few times when the kitchen was out of action.
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    New Entrance tiles. The builder's apprentices weren't impressed "it just looks like smashed up tiles". Ah yeah; that's the point.
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    Newly polished floorboards (old and new).
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    Insulation - R5 in the ceiling.
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    Panty - which I mostly built myself, out of the old kitchen cupboards and other building offcuts.
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    Sanden Heat-pump Hot Water, plus the AC units for the Split systems.
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    That means, we got OFF gas. Gas meter is GONE.
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    Huge hole in the roof - new greenhouse / skillion roof will go here.
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    Original cream bricks on internal wall, which we kept as a feature.
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    These big panels are "Solar Venti's", a wonderfully efficient means of passive heating.
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    North facing skillion roof lets in heaps of winter sunshine to the main living area.
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    Another view of the greenhouse in action.
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    "Don't be afraid of using colour, they said".
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    Induction cooktop, and Tiling with our own random tile pattern. We pretty much didn't have a single tile left over.
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    Great to use the new kitchen benches to bottle up some Apricots!
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    Final yield... jams, jars and still lots of fresh ones!
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    Friends over to celebrate our new space. Perfectly timed with the end of lockdown.
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    Another angle on the kitchen.
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    Finished kitchen.

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