Top Cottage Project - July 2012

This is the first time since February that I have taken any pictures of the project. However I've been steadily working away, finished the plastering, tiling the floor, tiling the bathroom walls, plumbing and electrical work, fitting the kitchen and quite a bit more. However, I'm not taking pictures of all this until the cottage is finished.

We are now in the month of Sally and Simons wedding and what a lovely day it was. Following that I spent the best part of nine days cracking on with laying and testing the exterior underground drains - It was a much bigger job than I expected!

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The step and most of the paving slabs have been lifted.

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Alex presses on with digging the trench.

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I can't see anything wrong with child labour.

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The 110mm pipe in position.

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The next day was Daniel's day for digging.

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A load of stuff we dug out, on its way to the tip.

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A day or so later, the slabs start to go back, and Dan points out the step that his granpa has rebuilt.

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Further down the path Dan helps to position the slotted land drain.

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The top end near the bathroom - I did this bit last year.

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The top end at the front of the cottage.

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The top end at the front of the cottage - Alex back on the job today.

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Next day and it's Dan's turn again.

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Who would ever believe we did what we did - All back to normal ready for the return of Sally and Simon.

Both Dan and Alex worked very hard during a heat wave, without their help I could have never got the job done and I am eternally grateful to them both.

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