What is this all about?

Lower Tancredston Farmhouse is the main 'residence' for the Wade family in Tancredston, Hayscastle, Pembrokeshire. It has been empty for over 2 years and finally a builder has been selected (Mark Roberts) for the entire renovation project. This blog is the story (with photos) of the renovation.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Electrics, tiles, digging, bathroom fittings and lots more!

Another busy week.  The electrician has nearly finished - and the electrics will be on, so that the boiler can be fired up on Monday when the oil delivery has arrived.  We have decided on floor tile layout in the main bathroom, guest shower room and laundry room, as the tiler is on site next week.  Also the decorator will be starting to paint.  Most of the bathroom fittings have been ordered and some have already arrived.  The kitchen design is finalised.  Our next job is internal doors and the wooden flooring.
(Also - some of the builders have escaped over to our cottage, which is just up the road.  They have started on the extension, and a large JCB was digging all day yesterday.  It is wonderful to have our 2nd project underway.)
Here are just some of the photos I took yesterday and today.  The house really seems like a home now - and I didn't want to leave this morning.  It was so sunny inside - and already feels warmer with all the insulation in the floors.  Not long now!
More drainage pipes out in the garden.

The new electrics box in the internal porch next to the kitchen.

The wall-mounted boiler - we are amazed
that something so small can heat the whole house!

A view from the boiler room out through
the hot tub room.

The main bathroom.  Shower tray installed.
Floor tiles laid out, as we decided how we
wanted them to be placed.

Looking out of the first floor laundry room (again,
we were laying out the floor tiles) into the stairway.
My craft room - with skirting going in, and
connections hanging down for the lights
(lots of them!).

An arty shot - looking down the stairs from
outside the main bedroom.

The oil tank in its new home.

You can see why this house was built here -
the view from the front is amazing (no other
buildings, just fields).


  1. Looks like everything is coming along on time.

  2. Ali...It looks so lovely! and if you don't want to leave, it must feel like home. I'm looking forward to all the fun decorating and making it "home."

  3. Wow wow wow.....oh the memories came flooding back to 1990 when we did this place. I can still smell the bare plastered walls when I look at your pics. I really hope it all goes to plan. Have fun.
    A x # 47

  4. Your blog is very informative, as there is all kind of information is provided about bathrooms. I will definately visit again.
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