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    mysty2
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    :grin: Great thread that I’m going to follow with much interest throughout the coming months. Good luck. On the second picture there appear to be some steps. Where do they lead?

    Tom

    That’s the only access to the upstairs just now Tom but we are fitting an internal staircase as most Brits prefer that now.


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    mysty2
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    No need to worry Chris :smile: its all sorted now stripped down this morning rebuilt and will fit the top stones on Wednesday.


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    chris-le-bricoleur
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    What does it look like next morning?


    Christian - bricoleur par passion, pas par necessité http://www.klussen-in-frankrijk.eu/

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    loopski
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    Well done misty, nice work!
    You should have been a mining engineer. :)


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    What was the reason for all that “subsidence” above the window?


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    icey
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    He’s not here but I can answer that last question, the roof must have leaked for years, beams and woodwork inside had rotted away so the stone started falling inwards. The stone at the very top is not just small cut stone but goes right the way in so as the stone on the inside started falling in as the wood rotted, it just followed in too. If I have got that wrong, Mysty will put me right tonight. Today he is laying foundations inside and rebuilding other walls. It is an unusual house (at least for us) as some of the outside walls are very thin at the back of the house so all of that is being fixed before work starts on the roof which will be temporarily covered up In the meantime if it starts raining.


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    mysty2
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    Hi

    We are looking for a renovation project in France. Really enjoying this thread.

    Where is the house ?

    You have not seen the best pictures yet :grin:


    #1570817
    mysty2
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    Today we got to the worst part of the house the so called kitchen area, im sure one of the more experienced builders could have saved the fireplace but the bread oven has collapsed so im just salvaging the legs of the fireplace to use in the lounge. See below.

    The doorway from the front of the house through to the back rooms was quite small and the back does not get much sun so we opened up the wall a bit to let some light in. Ran out of acro props chris :grin: so used oak beams :oops:

    That’s all the demolition work finished, tomorrow liquid concrete arrives and the lounge fireplace will be fitted and finished, this is how it looks just now.

    Its looks a bit quirky but the new one is more in keeping with a house


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    typhoo
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    I couldn’t possibly comment!!


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    retimmo
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    “Renovation starts 27/10/2014 finished end of January” .. if this work was being carried out by French artisans around my area, they would have promised completion of the end of January without mentioning the year!

    Bon courage! .. et bon temps!!


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    loup-garou
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    Hi

    Where is the house ?

    STOKE ON TRENT!


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    chris-le-bricoleur
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    They are very thin walls

    This one’s not so thin:


    Christian - bricoleur par passion, pas par necessité http://www.klussen-in-frankrijk.eu/

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    typhoo
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    loup, that’s just a little bit silly, it’s France for goodness sake :grin:


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    loup-garou
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    Typhoo – Read the post above – the buyers are downgrading!


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    mysty2
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>wonderwoman wrote:</div>
    They are very thin walls

    This one’s not so thin:

    The outside walls are the usual thickness the internal wall that got partially demolished was only 35cm wide. I have never seen a wall built of old stone that thin in France.


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