Tuesday, 27 October 2009

the wall is gone

One of the first things we did when I bought the bungalow was to redesign it, as you do! I decided that I would widen the hall, making the large double bedroom into a small double by moving an internal wall back a couple of feet. and create a single bedroom where the hall is now.

I didn't know, then, that the internal walls of a bungalow carry the weight of the roof, unlike in a house, where the external walls take the weight. Sadly that meant that for quite some time now, I've had a little corridor storage area between the new wall, and the existing wall, which needed removing.

It couldn't just be knocked down, though, as it's supporting the roof. So, finally, the builder has installed an RSJ to do the job of the wall, and David and I dismantled the old wall, brick by brick. It's now been plastered over, and the hall is enormous!

I'll just get used to all the space, then it will be time to erect another stud wall and box it all in again. Why do we buy properties just to change them? At the end of all this I'll have 3 bedrooms and a separate lounge and dining room, instead of 2 bedrooms and a lounge. It will be worth it, it really will.

In the midst of the brick and plaster dust, this is what I tell myself. Sometimes it's hard to believe, but I know it's true.


1 comment:

  1. ANOTHER win, Christine--for 10/15! Congratulations!

    C. Beth


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