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Offline woodbutcherbower

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Recent projects - Before & After
« on: August 24, 2022, 02:24 PM »
It's been a busy year so far. Way more wrecked houses being completely gutted and refurbished than usual. And way more bathrooms too, with many in period houses needing me to custom-build a bunch of stuff.

It's strange how things pan out so differently from one year to the next. A few transformations here;

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Offline guybo

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Re: Recent projects - Before & After
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2022, 07:29 PM »
projects have a nice symmetry .alot of work making it look that good.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Recent projects - Before & After
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2022, 07:50 PM »
Impressive. That is indeed a lot of work and some amazing transformations.
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Offline afish

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Re: Recent projects - Before & After
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2022, 07:52 PM »
Could just be my crappy eye sight but why does it look like you guys plumb your showers with electric wire  [eek]

Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Recent projects - Before & After
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2022, 02:51 AM »
Could just be my crappy eye sight but why does it look like you guys plumb your showers with electric wire  [eek]

Are you talking about the thin vertical things running up through the framing on the last picture?
What you’re looking at is 15mm copper pipe for the shower valve feeds. The cables hanging out of the wall on the left of picture 3 once fed a 10.8kW instantaneous electric shower. They’re quite popular over here as they run from a cold mains feed, eliminating the water pressure issues caused by having a hot water tank on the same level as the bathroom - which is often the case in old houses. The cables were dead, I just hadn’t removed them yet.
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Offline bobtskutter

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Re: Recent projects - Before & After
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2022, 05:32 AM »
That new porch looks fantastic.  I've been thinking of something similar at my house.  I'm guessing it was all templated then cut with a router?
Regards
Bob

Offline afish

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Re: Recent projects - Before & After
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2022, 07:34 AM »
Could just be my crappy eye sight but why does it look like you guys plumb your showers with electric wire  [eek]

Are you talking about the thin vertical things running up through the framing on the last picture?
What you’re looking at is 15mm copper pipe for the shower valve feeds. The cables hanging out of the wall on the left of picture 3 once fed a 10.8kW instantaneous electric shower. They’re quite popular over here as they run from a cold mains feed, eliminating the water pressure issues caused by having a hot water tank on the same level as the bathroom - which is often the case in old houses. The cables were dead, I just hadn’t removed them yet.

no I was talking about the before pic in the 3rd set of pics.  looks like there are electric wires coming out of the wall in the shower...

Offline lshah72414

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Re: Recent projects - Before & After
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2022, 07:40 AM »
Looking at all the pictures, you do some really nice work. Very talented. Kudos!

Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Recent projects - Before & After
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2022, 12:37 PM »
That new porch looks fantastic.  I've been thinking of something similar at my house.  I'm guessing it was all templated then cut with a router?
Regards
Bob

Thanks for your kind words, Bob. I'm guessing you're talking about the bargeboards on the front? Because it was a one-off, I figured that I'd have to do a load of drawing and use a jigsaw to make a template anyway - so I just drew the design straight onto some 32mm thick plank stock and cut one half of it straight out. The second half was drawn using the reversed first half, to ensure symmetry. Think of it as 'cutting out the middle man'. I used an OF2200 router to create the basic edge chamfers , then finished out the corners with a chisel. 

@bobtskutter  Another pic attached for you with a bit more detail of the gallows brackets and roof construction. This was made using traditional 25mm thick tongue & groove planks (known as 'sarking boards'), covered with a layer of bitumen, then a layer of roofing felt, then reclaimed Welsh slate roofing tiles hooked onto timber battens = a 100% authentic and traditional method of construction for a house of this age. The terracotta fleur-de-lys ridge ornament and the stained glass panel both came from the local reclamation/salvage yard.

That's one of my figured oak doors as well .......

Kevin

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Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Recent projects - Before & After
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2022, 01:17 PM »
Looking at all the pictures, you do some really nice work. Very talented. Kudos!

Thankyou very much, it's appreciated.

Offline bobtskutter

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Re: Recent projects - Before & After
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2022, 04:31 PM »
@woodbutcherbower thank you very much for the additional photos and explanation.  I really like the tongue and grove sarking board detail.  It gives me more idea's of what do with the old porch outside my front door.
many thanks
bob

Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Recent projects - Before & After
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2022, 07:27 PM »
@bobtskutter You're welcome. If there's anything else I can help you with regarding construction/fixing to the wall/whatever - feel free to PM me.

Best wishes,
Kevin

Offline 4nthony

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Re: Recent projects - Before & After
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2022, 10:59 PM »
Seeing the lathe and plaster along with the dirt crawlspace (or what looks to be?) under the missing floorboards, I can close my eyes and pretty much know what all that smells like. I'm probably weird, but I kinda like that old, dusty smell. I have both fun and frustrating memories that accompany that smell.

Looks great and love the clawfoot tubs.
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