Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Benson Row - 17

Penrith, Cumbria. September-2020.

Despite being in Italy for the whole of the month of September some progress was made in the money pit.

We had a joint visit from a structural engineer and a timber treatment specialist to look at the dodgy joists. The recommendation was some reinforcing to the Victorian joists in the corner nearest the door. That will happen sometime mid-October.

Once that is done a kitchen fitter will put in additional cross joists then lay boarding and the oak floorIng on top of that.

In the meantime the fitter came and installed skirting boards in the kitchen/diner - the final touch - so that room is now done, hurrah! The cross piece was temporary to hold the skirting in place while the glue sets.

Although the dining room is now complete we still have some furniture from the living room there until that floor is done.

This bookcase is now attached to the wall for safety as it will contain all our glasses.

In a more exciting news, we have a new front door. This was necessary because the new floor will be higher than the old floor. Not only is it new and lovely but it hinges the other way making it easier to get into the room without falling onto a sofa.

It is a proper wood door not uPVC. The colour is chosen to continue the gradation from light blue wall to dark blue surrounds to navy blue door.

Slowly getting there. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer!

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