Rutland design, build and renovation

 The concrete blocks on site seem to be breeding this week. I go back in to the office and the next time I look out the window we have another piled stacked up and waiting. They’re like a marching army ready to make progress as soon as the builder says go.

Our blocks stand to attention

They strand to attention and wait for the final pieces to be pout together and then we can start on the walls and those columns of blocks will soon be walls at window level. Which reminds me I must get the window catalogue back out and finalise just what we are having. What was putting me off making a decision was the window furniture – the latches and locks can be so ugly (or just utilitarian) and its small details like that which I like to get right to begin with, rather than have to replace later on. Talking of window furniture, did I mention the lovely door knobs I got from the Walcot reclamation sale, they are stunning.

After the block and beam floor went in last week we have made good progress, the only thing holding us up at the moment is the need to underpin the garage as it was only on a floating slab.

A moment to think!

The holes which will form the concrete pads for the supporting beam

The structural engineer has been and produced a set of new calculations so we know how to proceed but digging out for the concrete pads is hard going as the ground is so stony – but at least it means we know the garage isn’t going anywhere!

If you have a building project, interior or garden and landscaping project which you need help with or ideas for then please give me a ring: Alison 01572 747318 or 07973843020.

I work on interior design and garden design projects in Stamford and Rutland as well as further afield. I will design a garden to complement the architecture of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.