A RIGHT OLD MESS.
During the last few years we have had for one reason or another, been having quite a problem with Damp. The local Council along with a couple of other bodies check out people with health problems and the very old or infirm people (Sue says I fit both !!, bloody cheek).They agreed to Double glaze my Lounge window and do Roof and wall insulation too. Sue and I decided that during this upheaval that they had better address the damp problem too.The builders asked us if we could move out for a couple of weeks during this work, this we have done.
Below,This is the Toilet/ utility room, this was originally two external area's, one a coal shed the other a toilet, long before we moved in the walls between each and the external wall joining them to the house was removed, making them a useful extension of the house. The problem was they are single brick, not cavity walled, so hence Damp.
Another picture of the Utility room, with all the plaster removed ready for renovation.
Below, the dining room where damp had spread to the bottom of the internal wall.
This picture is of the dining room, the whole external wall had to be stripped of plaster, sealed and replastered.Here they have stripped and damp proofed ready for replastering.
Below, The bottom of the lounge window, which is being replastered and replaced with a double glazed unit.
Below is a picture taken in the Lounge alongside the chimney breast, the crack here has been getting wider over the past few years.
We took these pictures a fortnight ago, the work is now nearly complete, the foreman says 4-5 more days ,then we have to start the job of decorating and I really hate and loathe that job.
Anybody fancy a free holiday in Devon for a few days Decorating (I wish).
Joke of the day.
Today I decided to do something a bit different, so please view this film clip and see what you think, personally I think you would have to be mad to film or even walk it, but WHO the bloody hell BUILT it!!!!.Sorry about being in a foreign language.