Windows – the next generation…

We have now finished all twenty windows in the current tranche.  Twenty glazed panels (which all started double glazed, but several have clearly had an exciting life and had become single) that had to be removed from the timber frame, and then replaced with new double glazed panels.  My wrists are sore from scraping out the old putty and levering out pins – I am so relieved that tomorrow will bring a different task!  I’m not sure how clear it will be from the photo below just how much lighter the room now looks…

Nice windows, shame about the rest of the room!
Nice windows, shame about the rest of the room!

 

Other news: the new boiler has arrived and awaits the return of the boiler man to fit it.  Mike has finished the stud wall to separate the restaurant from the stairwell (pink as it is fire board), and taken the scaffolding tower down.  We have also made up some marquetry fans for customers from our previous business.

Our double skinned stud wall for the stairwell (you'll have to trust me on this)
Our double skinned stud wall for the stairwell (you’ll have to trust me on this)

On a rather less prosaic subject, we are thinking of putting in a labyrinth path on the grass at the lower level (between the house and the river).  The grass is really a collection of mowed weeds and we are considering putting hardcore above (to provide drainage) and then set brick pavers in a pattern of approx 11 concentric circles  with the gap infilled by shingle, topsoil and grass seed.  If we get it right, we will end up with a decorative path that can be walked for meditative purposes and we should also be able to mow over the top very easily.  We have written to the planning authorities to check whether any permission should be obtained and, if not, will then need to check when we have a spare moment to make this!

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