Restoration

Restoration

May 23 2014

Tutto Finito

Glenlair House 1826

At last and very nearly on schedule, Glenlair House has arisen from the ashes and Angus and Frances can start moving into their new home. As with any project of this scale there are of course minor adjustments still to be made, but to all extents and purposes, the job is done. Interestingly enough the …

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Apr 03 2014

Quite a transformation

Glenlair House August 2013

The scaffold is down and the roof is complete affording the opportunity to see just what has been achieved since August 2013. Of course there is still lots to be done, not least in the way of landscaping, but externally at least from the rear view, the building is complete.

Mar 24 2014

We’re going to eat well

The Dining Room

The dining room appears enormous and although on the North side of the building with its French Windows and South facing glass door should be a delight in which to dine. I know mine host will know how to make the most of its attributes! Externally, the stonemasons, Mathew and Joe have all but completed …

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Feb 21 2014

Windows 8 – So far

Front windows installed

The men are busy fittting windows to the various openings and the stone masons have fitted the skews or Kneelers (if you are English) to the roof edges and even atop the small dormer roofs at the front. Slating of the roof is still not complete, but they are getting there, all be it slowly. …

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Jan 20 2014

Upstairs / Downstairs

Garden view from First Floor

Everyday seems to see more and more men on site -joiners, electricians, plumbers, stonemasons roofers and even the odd gopher, cleaning up after them! So there are signs of progress everywhere, to put it succinctly upstairs and downstairs! There’s even a room with a view – of Angus’s office in the garden!

Jan 19 2014

Goings on in the bedroom

Master Bedroom 2 - 1992

Well work recommenced on the 6th. January and it is plain that the lads were all well rested as they set to with gusto, ousting poor Angus and Frances from their cosy master bedroom and proceeding to demolish it! I’m sure it will all turn out for the best in the end, but right now …

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Jan 05 2014

Nice and Cosy

Dormer Stonework

Just before the men knocked off for their well-earned Christmas and New Year break, the plumbers were busy laying the underfloor heating coils on the ground floor. It was hoped to pour the concrete covering before Christmas, but unfortunately the wild wet and windy weather made that impossible. The stone facing on the two gable …

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Dec 14 2013

The Greening of Glenlair

Front

Now plainly visible as you drive past the farm on the B794 going to/from Corsock, thanks to the newly felted green roofs. The window openings have been sealed with polythene and to all extents and purposes, the building is now wind and watertight.

Dec 12 2013

A Cat’s Cradle and the re-birth of the bay window

Bay Window stabilisation Dec 2008

A forest of roof trusses makes the Cat’s Cradle and one can only wonder what it will be like crawling around there tracing leaks or running cables – ah well they’re young! The Bay window at the rear of the house which was partially dismantled whilst stabilising the building in 2005 has been restored and …

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Dec 03 2013

Amazing what you can do with a flat-pack

Walls and floors

Suddenly a transformation is taking place as the flat packs are dismantled and become floors, walls and even the roof. Mind you all this is only possible with the right tools to do the job – screwdrivers and the odd shifting spanner are definitely not up to the job – you definitely need the most …

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