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    tinkatonk
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    Hi Mysty
    The roofer hasn’t even used the correct tiles for the ridge…he has used hip tiles instead of ridge tiles. I fear it could cause future problems especially as the mortar looks poor too.


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    I see where you are coming from TT, normally ridge tiles interlock but here in the sunny Cher the traditional ridge tiles are the ones below, there is no overlap they just lob cement in between the joint. I will get a better picture of a new roof tomorrow. That was the ridge tiles I got sold with the tiles, so cannot pass that one onto the roofer :grin:


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    Last of the boring decoration pictures
    Not that long ago :grin:

    Yesterday

    Today

    The neighbour now has a mini windmill generator thing in the garden

    Just the beams needing some stain tomorrow, paint the skirting then the flooring goes down and another finished room.


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    Double helping for the followers today as its bank holiday May :grin: just when you though it was near the end there is still more. Firstly I have to mention icey she emailed me last night and said how come I never get mentioned and its always I I I, well your not feckin here and the place could do with a tidy up. :roll::grin:
    Anyway onto proper stuff, remember the old falling down wall, its all gone now and has a nice new fence.

    It would have needed re built and im using most of the stone on another house now

    Im working on a very damaged fireplace today

    It has a bit missing

    Rotten stone

    Build a bit of frame work or if you are a pro you can use clamps but mine are in the bedroom just now :shock:

    I got this one from Blue Peter, make a stencil of the shape from the good leg. I just used a bit of plasterboard.

    You need to make two, then fit them in place

    I have drilled and plugged the old stone and will fill it out to get the shape of what the fireplace was like years ago. Finished pictures tomorrow.


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    mikej
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    Mysty do you think its time to change the title yet, or did you mean 2016. :lol::lol:

    Sorry could not resist.

    Mike


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    hyacinthbucket
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    Glad you mentioned Icey, last time I heard from her she was talking about a sea-kayaking course :shock:


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    Its almost there mike, it will be up for sale next month. We had a meeting of the management but before the vote took place, I told icey its getting finished off. The plan originally was to sell it un decorated. Its the decoration and finishing that takes the time. Plus we had two power cuts for over an hour, which slowed things down :roll: . No more pics tonight as this mornings work had not set yet, going back later this evening to give it a second coating. Get a life mysty


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    hyacinthbucket
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    Needs must Mysty, she’s been shopping ;)


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    Needs must Mysty, she’s been shopping 😉

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    No shops in the sea and that’s where she has been the last few days. :cool:


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    hyacinthbucket
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    She wasn’t in the sea when she first got there and she sure as hell wasn’t in Primark ! :lol::lol::lol:


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    cj1
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    She wasn’t in the sea when she first got there and she sure as hell wasn’t in Primark ! 😆😆😆

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    Ooooh – I hope you get a good price on this house Mysty – sounds as if you’ll need it!


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    retimmo
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    Call me a traditionalist but I love old stone walls with vegetation from a bygone age creeping over it, home for lizards etc etc :cry:


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    Chanceux
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    That photo taken from the road looks stunning even with the scaffolding, superbly composed and should sell the house on its own.

    I can see why you chose this property to do the topic on, it looked rubbish in the early photos and I imagine the immos ones were even worse, you could see beyond that and the photo above is proof of that.

    Chapeau to you, I hope it makes you a lot of money.


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    That photo taken from the road looks stunning even with the scaffolding, superbly composed and should sell the house on its own.

    I can see why you chose this property to do the topic on, it looked rubbish in the early photos and I imagine the immos ones were even worse, you could see beyond that and the photo above is proof of that.

    Chapeau to you, I hope it makes you a lot of money.

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    The scaffold is still there for a reason one side of the dorma needs rendered :grin:


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    Call me a traditionalist but I love old stone walls with vegetation from a bygone age creeping over it, home for lizards etc etc 😥

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    I like old stone walls as well but as they had over 40 top stones on the wall that would look very nice in our new home the wall has gone. The stones are on the way to the cantal.


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