Monday 16 September 2013


The wall between our house and the house next door was a bit dodgy, to say the least.
Almost all the pillars holding the fence panels needed to be rebuilt, all a bit wobbly and could fall on some one at any time.
 The last owner of our house had built a wall between the houses from the garage at the bottom of the garden to the front of the houses and given us both a very narrow pathway each......knowing we were going to do something about this unstable wall next door suggested that it might be better if we removed the obstructing part of the wall...a plan was hatched between us all and it all started this weekend.
 A neighbour and friend was a builder and came Saturday to rebuild the pillars for us.....Phil had to work Saturday morning so I helped removed the cement on the demolished bricks.
I did one pillar to Johns 5....I did try lol

Thanks John...A job well done, all covered against the awful weather that was forecast for Sunday.
But Sunday came and it wasn't bad at all a bit windy as the day went on but Phil and I got ourselves gloved and ready to remove the offending wall.... the drill blew up after about 10 minutes so off we wet to buy a new toy for Phil to play with and continued to remove the approximately 500 bricks one by one....some came off clean but other will still need the old cement cleaning off.
Originally we were going to skip them all but decided to try and sell them instead after seeing a  house programme on TV.
I didn't realise how expensive brick are.
We managed about half of the wall before it started to rain and we had had enough...Phil broke them free and I with the help of a little trolley moved and piled them at the bottom of the garden ready for a final clean up and sale.

We're well on the way to a much wider pathway for us all.
A new single, wider gate at the front to replace the two small gates and then two separate gates at the back with a usable space between the houses and gates for all the bins and much better access.
En Suite tiling?
 How it looked after 5 hours, we love the new tiles and it actually makes the en suite look bigger...really, really please with them
But we cheated lol...
We were about to put the tiles on the wall a week ago Saturday and I really didn't feel up to the job, very big heavy tiles, so I rang the tiler we had used for the kitchen floor,  
another John.
He was able to come Wednesday and did the two walls we needed doing first, all in about 7 hours.
It would have taken us days and I'm sure we wouldn't have done such a great job.
Weather permitting tonight we will try to remove the other half of the wall out side and hopefully by the weekend we will have the shower enclosure and the new shower fitted and working. Plus i still need to paint the two sets of double doors with the new panelling!
Cross everything for us will you?
Too many jobs going on at the same time


  1. Hi Sue,What a great plan you all came up with!!!It's going to look much better and be more serviceable!!!Your shower is also looking great!!!Have a happy week!!!

    1. Hi....thanks the wall is almost down last few bricks and the gate to go, weather prosumer to be good this week end so hopefully we will get the new gate up and from the outside it will look finished then the rest can be finished when we can.
      The shower is in and the shower cubicle should be in by tonight..cross everything lol.
      Bit of painting today should see another couple of jobs finished soon too..going to all done for Christmas we hope lol
      How's your house going will you be in for Christmas, all settled and boxes opened?
      Hugs x