Thursday 11 February 2016

It Never Rains but it Pours

I thought it was about time I gave you an update on our home renovations.

Although we thought things were going fine, the room had lovely new plaster and it was drying beautifully.

We soon realised that all was not as it should be on the outer wall.


It just wouldn't dry out in parts and we soon came to realise that we had a problem on the outside wall.

Silly I know but for some reason in the back of my mind I was thinking porous bricks, the house is around 108 years old.

Sure enough when we got the builder to look at it he confirmed it was indeed porous bricks and pointing needed.

So although the fire and surround are being fitted today we are at a total stand still until the outside work can be done and unfortunately that is weather depending.




lycar123 said...

Oh how frustrating Jak, but I suppose better to find the problem before all the decorating done and everything put back in place. Hope it gets fixed soon .x Lynne T.

Kathyk said...

Better discovering it now and getting it fixed than pressing on and having your newly refurbished room ruined by water ingress - it'll be worth it in the long run


Maryann Laursen said...

Yes that´s how things are when we´re sooo lucky to be the owner of such old houses isn´t it? I can´t count anymore, how often we´ve thought we could just do this or that, and before we got it done it had turned out to be twice the work and tripple the money LOL. But we wouldn´t swap it with a new typehouse anyway, so guess we best just accept that´s how things are then ha ha ha.
Best of luck with getting it all dryed out and finished soon Jak.

My'scardcorner said...

Oh bad luck Jak but as said better to find out now frustrating though hope can be sorted soon

Janette said...

Jak I suffered a similar thing for months last year, finally dried out after lots of work, dust and banging, the weather does not help at all, but once it's done....well, you'll be glad.....good luck, spring is just around the corner...xx

Mamgu said...

Oh Jak, I've just had my kitchen done and the same thing has happened. My beautiful new kitchen has damp walls, we have to re render the whole blinking house, we're in Wales it rains on a daily basis HEAVY rain! :( It could take months!

Christine B. said...

Oh Jaks sorry to hear that, hope you manage to get some dry weather soon to get the job done. Mind you like everyone as said good job you found out before all the decoration was done. Good luck luv xxx

gingernuts said...

Hi Jak. How frustrating fingers crossed it stays dry.
Have been watching you on tv I am incapicated as Just
had knee surgery in all I can do is watch tv,

Hope you get there soon. Then you have to agree on decor. (good Luck)

Mavis L x

Dawn said...

Oh dear! At least it's discovered now & not after you decorated!
Hope you can get it sorted soon!
Dawn xx