Progress on our design build and renovation project

 What a beautiful day it has been. I went out first thing to climb the scaffolding and finish putting the wood preservative on the struts which form the open eaves. This seemed almost impossible last week but now that the second story of scaffolding is down you can get at the underside of the facia.

Light catching the back of the house

The roof is looking pretty good and the new tiles should be with us by the middle of next week. Once the roof is complete and the windows are in we will be watertight and can begin to knock through from  the old part of the house to the new. I’ve been putting as much as possible into boxes in readiness for this. I have also been tidying up in the garage and discovered a box with a few remnants of bulbs which had mostly gone into client gardens. I planted up a few pots of Narcissi Thalia, it has such a sweet smell, and two tulips: Spring Green, the lovely white with a green stripe  and  Attilla, a lovely purple blue colour. I know it’s really far too late to plant them but better to get them into pots now than just bin them, they won’t do as well as if I’d plated them last November but they’re bound to out on some form of a show.

The old and new roof meet

I have also finished the plan for the bathroom and kitchen so we really are getting ahead of ourselves! More of this, with sketches, in a later blog.

In expectation of flowering bulbs later in the year

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, Lincolnshire, Oakham, Uppingham 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.