Plastering ceiling

The customer does not like the textured ceilings in his house in Ingleby Barwick.

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That’s not a problem. Having scraped of any extreme high points I applied a PVA coat. Right, let’s get a mix on and start plastering.

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There, just one more smoothing over before the plaster dries.

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That looks better.

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Plastering & skimming over. Contact Chris. 07947125983

Lintel replaced over garage door

The old wooden lintel over the garage door has rotten away leaving the brick work over to sag and bow. It’s in quite a dangerous state.

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First thing to do is hire an acrow bar, from Andy Hire, and get that brick work back to it’s level position & supported.

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Having cleared out the old rotten lintel, I took the measurements for new concrete & wooden lintels, the wooden to sit behind the concrete one under the second course of bricks and over the garage door frame. I used wood so that I can screw the door frame back under to straighten.

Both lintels had to cut down to size.

Time to fit the lintels into place, I use slate to pack under, at the ends, and above to the brick work so I can get cement into the gap. It meant lifting the bricks further, so cranked up the acrow.

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All looking good. Time to remove the acrow and get cement in. I use a method to get the cement into the space’s by using a builders bag and a sloppy mix, a bit like funneling icing onto a cake.

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Looking good, certainly level & without the bow.

Removed laminate flooring and replaced with tiles

As you can see the leak had affected the laminate flooring, so time to replace. The customer wanted floor tiles and for the pipes to be boxed in under the towel rail.

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Old flooring

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Once l had the tiles stuck down, l was ready to grout.

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I boxed in the pipes read to tile over.

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Nice job. Completed in a day and half. Floor tiling by Chris.

Bathroom in Wynyard redesigned.

The customer wanted to remove the large boxed in area under the window in order to make more space. I suggested moving the toilet & wash basin around so the waste from the toilet was closer to the down pipe. The supply to the basin was chased in which allowed the positioning to be directly under the window.

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Removed the utilities & opened up the boxing in, to view the waste & supply.

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I have already removed the toilet was, but you can see the down pipe. Once I was happy with the pipe work re design I boxed in as tight as possible and started tiling.

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The customer wanted lino tiles place for the flooring so, I added some 5 mm ply as a clean surface to work on. Once I had placed the flooring tiles I continued with fitting the toilet & wash basin to the new positions.

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Looking great!

Hi Chris.  All looks great. The floor tiles just make a particular bold feature and the work you did on the sloped box just adds to the space. Happy customer.

The biggest wallpapering job yet!

Completed this wallpapering job & painted ceiling with silk magnolia on to new plaster, at least 3 coats; finished in 4 days. Notice the detail around the window and patio doors. I used a this new cutter call an Aris, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eznARHvDYQk. Saved so much time and hassle.

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Kitchen wall Cabinets

Completed this job for Chris & Carol in 1 day. They wanted two 1000mm wall cabinets fitted, that arrived as flat pack and had to be assembled and the work top fitted under them, with a cabinet between the dryer & washing mashine, I suggested the wine cabinet to fill the gap in the corner. Nice job.

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Wall Cabinets and work top.