Monday 22 July 2013

Oh My Giddy Aunt! What a Mess.

Well we have started upon a mega task of rising damp in the kitchen.

I took some of these pictures just before I left for work this morning.

We only have a very small kitchen but the walls were crumbling around us.


You can see the mould down by Chris’s legs on the tile grouting, this is Chris yesterday afternoon removing everything out of the kitchen ready for the workmen in the morning.


Thankfully Chris is very good with DIY and made a framework screen to stop all of the dust getting into the rest of the house. This was took just before I left for work.


And this one through the backroom window peeking through the back door.


So this is the view when I returned home from work.


All of the plaster removed and the walls have been treat with a barrier, bless then for adding the kitchen sink back so I could wash up and the oven back so we could cook dinner.


The floor tiles will also come up but the walls need another waterproof barrier painting on them first.

This is the workers stacking the boards that will eventually line the walls


It was so hot and humid today, I think they worked well.

Tomorrow the sparkies come in to do a rewiring job and then a frame up ready for the boards and then the plumber on Wednesday and then hopefully the boards on the wall after that. lastly will be the plasters skimming the walls.

I’ll keep you updated of the progress.

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Patti J said...

Oh my goodness - you are wife of the year if you are going to cook while this is ongoing! Can't wait to see the finished product! So happy you've taken care of the mold issues! I'd be sniffing and sneezing all day long :) Hugs....

Wendy L said...

Wow, what a mess. in cases like this you just have to look to the end product, Good Luck, xxx

Net said...

Ooh don't envy you Jak!

Kathyk said...

Looks like extensive works - reckon I'd have gone for a takeaway, to celebrate!

Hope you will be THRILLED with the finished kitchen.


Dawn said...

These photo's take me back to when we were doing our house! It's geat to have a handy man in the house! aves a fortune! Great work Chris!!!
Hope it's done quickly & painlessly Jak! xx

Nikki said...

I feel for yah I'm living thru reno's too but that screen he built is brillant must show it to my DH and we can use it for our kitchen when we get to it
hugs Nikki

Candy said...

Om goodness what a job!
I hope you love it when it is finished and new, Jak!
Sounds like they are accomplishing an awful lot each day. It should be done before you know it.
Can't believe you come home to that and cook!
Hugs, Candy

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh dear, I sure don´t envy you with this , that´s for sure. I have ben there once too, and know how itis. I sure hope, it´ll go very fast, so you don´t have to deal with all this too long, but it´ll definitely be good to get taken care of the mould, before it turned out to a much bigger problem too thoug.
You sure are the woman of the year to still cook with all this, I did too, but admit, I´m not sure I would if I went through this today.
Good luck and hopefully you´ll be over this very soon.

My'scardcorner said...

Oh poor you Jak but how nice it is going tobe when finished Im sure.

ursula said...

Nightmare Jak, I do not envy you, good luck....luv Ursula xx

Mad Mary said...

Oh my goodness Jak, but it will be worth it in the end and will look fabulous i am sure.

Mary x