Finished! :-)

Well after 7 months, finally my home ‘office’ is finished, not that I’ll ever use it as our house goes on the market next week, my new job is sadly an office based job 9:00am to 5:30pm and 75 miles away so relocating.  Hopefully the new owners will make use of my hard work.  Today I painted the walls/ceiling & laid the flooring, fitted the window blind, so just some painting touch up & gloss on the window sill to complete.  Overall very chuffed with the space/outcome & a bit gutted it won’t be my new office, as you can see, we’ll be ‘dressing’ as a gym for selling purposes;

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The door has integral blinds, so picked up some window blinds the same colour from B&Q along with the Zebrano laminate flooring, no skirting, just silicone bead round the edge… would have made a great office 😦

Windows Done!

Finally, after over 8 weeks, the window/door have been fitted this morning, very pleased with the result!

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Just electrics to connect, plastering of the walls/ceiling, then flooring and finished!

Plasterboard & 1st Fix electrics done

Apologies for the lack of posts lately, window lead-time has gone out to 8 weeks so likely beginning of July to be fitted.  Also, motivation to finish has waned abit, resigned at work & now will be relocating so no longer work from home, so I’ll never get to use the office!  Anyway, good progress today, finished the 1st fix electrics & plasterboard internally, now just waiting for electrician, window fitters & plasterer in that order, then I can do the flooring & finished!

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Small panels of plaster board is a two folded affair, a) using up bits without buying more sheets & b) easy to allow the electrician to re-route if I’ve made a hash of 1st fix.  The curved internal walls, I basically scored & cracked a sheet of plasterboard every 40mm and put plenty of screws in.  My plasterer is very good, so I have no doubt he’ll get a smooth finish.  Stainless sockets & lights purchased so nearly there…

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Roof done

A few major steps completed now.  I ordered the window/door at a cost of £1785 in dark grey uPVC, the door is full length glass with integral blinds whereas the window is just simple with the hinge along the top.  I also received the 5m2 Fiberglass kit (£86) which I fitted this weekend (with help from my dad – mixing & passing me the resin/paint).  Here are a few photo’s in progress with matting in place, resin applied & topcoat done;

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The window/door will be in dark grey, not far off the roof colour.

Barge boards up

Managed to fit the barge boards today, 70mm L-section, same material at the metal cladding on the rear two walls.  All went on pretty well including the curved area which needed 25 cuts through one side of the l-section so it would curve round the bend.  Used car body filler to fill all the cuts/edges/corners so will sand then ready for the fiberglass topcoat.  I’m going to order the fibreglass kit tomorrow to finish the roof, only about £70 for 5m2, also had the quote for the window/door, a tad more expensive at £1700, however my £4-4.5k budget looks intact 🙂 Electrical armoured cable also laid and routed through to the garage/consumer unit so the remaining tasks are as follows;

– Fibreglass roof

– Order window/door (4 week lead time)

– Electric 1st fix with routing sockets/light switch

– FInish insulation/plaster boarding, 2 back walls + ceiling to go

– Electrician to Part-P installation & connect

– Plasterer to finish the inside walls

– skirting/architrave & decorate

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Cladding Done

Well after what seems a lifetime, I’ve finished the cladding… and not a full length spare!  I’ve got a guy coming round tomorrow to quote for the uPVC window & door, which will likely be dark grey, the door all glass with a metal blind integral between the panes.  Here’s a couple of shots of the completed cladding…

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If the weather is good this weekend, I’ll likely get the metal edges on the roof and order the fiberglass kit.  If the weather is rubbish, plenty of insulation & plasterboard to go on the inside along with routing the sockets/light switch, prior to an Electrician coming round to ‘Part P’ the installation and hook up to the house consumer unit.  I have laid armor cabling in a trench dug alongside the fence and then attached to the house wall for most of the ‘run’, I just need to feed into the garage…