Yay finally after 4 months of building our very own Conservatory we are almost there. I cant wait to just have it fully completed and actually use it!… We have done most of the work ourselves, so we can actually save some money along the way. Sometimes i do just wish we had of saved up and paid a company to do it… It’s took a lot of blood, sweat and tears.
This is how far we have got:
Lee has Plaster boarded all the inside and used adhesive to attach the boards to the walls. It was relatively straight forward as the walls are straight and there was no tricky bits to cut around etc. Hes put the metal plasters trim down the external edges and then bandage taped down all the seams… Hes done good hasn’t he? Hes getting better at the whole DIY thing… 🙂
We have absolutely no skills in the plastering department, so we got a family friend in who has 40+ years worth of plastering experience… So he set away and plastered the conservatory and the front porch and was finished by 1pm!!! Hes done absolute fantastic job and due to the lovely warm weather we’ve been having lately it was drying pretty well come tea time this is where it was at… Eeeek almost time to whip on some paint.
We bought the floor tiles yesterday morning. we decided to get the tiles due to the concrete floor being
abit a lot! uneven so if we decided to put carpet or laminate then we would of needed to put self levelling compound down, which would of cost absolute bomb! as its 9 square metres. So we decided the best course of action here was to get floor tiles so that the adhesive will then become used as a levelling compound. Our kitchen/Dining room has the same colour and texture as these tiles but they laminate boards, I thought it would be best to keep the same colour/texture throughout as it will make the rooms flow better.
I did some more rows tonight and ran out of adhesive. So I shall hopefully get more done tomorrow when Lee finishes work so he can watch Layla and the boys.
So what do you think of our Conservatory so far???