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.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Kitchen Installation and more tiling

For the first time throughout the whole process, we actually had a properly stressful day yesterday.  There are some issues with the kitchen and it is not looking like the design pictures.  Hopefully it will get sorted next week.  A small problem in a world with so many bigger problems, but a big expense for us and the first kitchen we have ever designed from scratch.  Also, the worktops may not be ready for at least 3 weeks - another disappointment in a day that could have been Friday the 13th!

We had the guys coming to template for the stone worktops yesterday.  Very efficient and pleasant, and we were all interested to see how they do it, as none of us had experience of this process before.

Most of the tiling is now completed - just the 2 porches to be finished today.  The quarry tiles in the hall are looking brilliant.  Definitely worth the trips to reclamation yards.

Mark the Builder concentrating on the templating!

The worktop with the hob section

Rich surveys the templating
(you can see where the sink will be in the island -
and they are writing down the measurements for the
upstands around the room)

The back porch floor - not finished

The door from the dining room through to
the kitchen - Roger the Carpenter at work
The finished hall floor

One of the problems in the kitchen -
the angled base unit doors are leaving an ugly gap,
ruining the smooth lines that should come with this design

1 comment:

  1. Ali, such wonderful details in your photos - and thank you for explaining what is happening in each spot. Lovely finishes in the flooring and bathrooms! I have SO ENJOYED this blog every step of the way. hugs, de


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