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Challenge Anneka! – End of Day 6

This is a pre-dated post. I didn’t get time to post it in real time. I’d been invited to Sunday lunch by Carolyn. She rang at about 10 to say that there was a bit a slippage in timing and … Continue reading

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Challenge Anneka! – Start of Day 6

Umm . . . ideally this wouldn’t have happened until tomorow. I need to get that flashing in place. It’s a bit wet in here.

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Challenge Anneka! – End of Day 5

Done it! As dusk falls the windows are in. There’s only a couple of screws holding each one but that will keep most of the rain out. Tomorrow I’ll need to finish securing the windows and fit the flashing and … Continue reading

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Challenge Anneka! – Lunchtime Day 5

There that’s better! Thank goodness Angela offered to bring over lunch today – it’s going to be a long one. It keeps raining! More later.

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Challenge Anneka! – Start of Day 5

I was right to have the jitters at the change of tack at the end of yesterday. This single frame idea is not going to work either. It will leave an odd sticking out bit inside (see picture). So that … Continue reading

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Challenge Anneka! – End of Day 4

Progress was a bit slow this afternoon as I realised that the way I had planned to put the veluxes in was not going to work. So I had to have a re-think and a bit of a panic that … Continue reading

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Challenge Anneka! – Lunchtime Day 4

Well you get the idea! Now why is it clouding over? Lessons learnt so far:1) The tiles come off much more easily from the inside2) Things take longer than you think!

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Challenge Anneka! – Start of Day 4

  It’s all systems go! The central heating pipes were diverted yesterday – thanks to Tad and the boys for that. And the building inspector has just been and is happy. More later!

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Challenge Anneka! – End of Day 2

No physical progress on the Velux windows today but there’s been plenty of time for thinking and planning which is no bad thing. When I DIY my ‘thinking and planning’ is generally not far enough ahead of the actual ‘doing’ … Continue reading

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Challenge Anneka! – End of Day 1

Before  After   I have never doubted my powers of destruction and here’s the proof. No unexpected complications so far.   There are a few wires to sort out and a lagged central heating pipe to move. I’ll sort out … Continue reading

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