Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Builders Have Moved In!

As you may have gathered from different posts our house is the house that Jack Built!  Badly!  Every time we have done something to it, something else has gone wrong, broken or needed a major fix. 

When we moved in, the previous owners said that there was a "void" under the sitting room which could be made into another garage/room/storage etc.  Needless to say we have not done anything about it until now. 

Next year Eldest Son will be driving and as we did not want to extend the drive way any more we thought it would be a good idea to explore this "void".  We could then use it for storage and clear the present garage and use it for his car.

Well the builders moved in on Monday and dug out two bricks to see if there is anything there and if we can use it.  Well they found a "void" but with half a ton of soil and some concrete.  Our builder said that if they had dug this out at the time they built it, it would have been so easy.  Not so much now!  Of course we should have known.  But we have said carry on and this is how far they have got so far with three of them digging out.  Unfortunately as it is such a tight space it all has to be done manually!  Can you see the final figure increasing?  I can!!!!!  Anyway endless cups of tea and biscuits later they are doing well and have now managed to get access to the rear wall.

What it does mean is that we have a whole new room. At the moment it is for storage but I am also perhaps thinking sewing room????????? Lol  We will have to see how it looks when they are got it all cleared.  I will keep taking pictures for you to see.




Susie x

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I dug part of our basement out by hand 30 years ago one bucket at a time! Today it's my sewing room!

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