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John Stevenson
03-25-2005, 03:54 PM
From this:


To this:


Just got the last bit done today, except the ornimental rails under the windows.
Change of plan there and waiting for the scrappy to get some more in keeping with the age of the house at 1901.

Now can I get back in the shop Gert ?????

John S.

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03-25-2005, 04:11 PM
Finally got indoor plumbing,Huh John?

Dave Opincarne
03-25-2005, 04:11 PM
John- double check your images, I think you got them reversed! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Lovely, what is the addition going to be used for?

03-25-2005, 04:14 PM
I would think that your first act would be a trip to the wc in private. Cant believe that you had no privacy. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Nice job though. Must be a relief to have that project finished.

About the railing. I keep catching a BBC show on the tube (BBC America) about houses that go to auction. They keep talking about how the seller will have to present some sort of plan to the local "board" in order to keep the places looking like they used to. We have building codes in the states and many areas around here are snooty enough to try and control what color you paint your house. Are the local boards over there just as bad?

03-25-2005, 04:22 PM
Beautiful Job !!!! Fred

03-25-2005, 04:24 PM

Nice job!! Gert's a lucky gal.

Hope you kept the toilet the same color. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif


John Stevenson
03-25-2005, 04:31 PM
Always had indoor plumbing, the window upstairs at the rear is the bathroom.
This out building was just a toilet and what would have been the coal house, we used it for a garden tool shed.
It got hat bad brickwise it had to be pulled down.
It was replaved in two stages.
First the toilet was extended out and took in the new outside boor so we had a porch and working toilet with temporary roof.
I work from a shop acroos the yard so it is needed.
After this the rest of the bulding was done and the new roof covered the lot.
The rest of the building is now the kitchen, hence the bricked up window, that's where the stove is.

Planning isn't too bad here but it is tightening up. Some places are worse than others, small rural villages and period building especially.
In is area if you try to keep to what is already around you have no problems.
I wanted this to blend in with the rest of the house and bought all reclaim building materials of the right colour and age.
Windows are new but same pattern as the others.

Once the buildings regs guy saw what we were doing they basically left us alone.
He asked what type of window lintels would we be using, when we said none, all brick arched lintels his eyes lit up and that was the battle won.

John S.

Peter S
03-25-2005, 06:13 PM
Very nice! And built to last a hundred years too!

03-25-2005, 08:09 PM
Nice work!So,when is the new mill coming? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

03-25-2005, 08:27 PM
Geez, you metric fellas sure have fancy out houses. Out here in the sticks, we just sit on the range fence. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Gotta watch those barbs though. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif

Michael Az
03-25-2005, 08:36 PM
John, I don't see any problem with the way it was, but I know how you married fellows have to please the lady!

03-25-2005, 08:37 PM
Not just with metal, but bricks!
Nice work John!!

Paul Alciatore
03-25-2005, 08:37 PM
That's beautiful. Good work.

I've also done similar additions, but not so nice looking. Added a shop in Florida, about 200+ sq foot. Did everything but the foundation, concrete block walls, and the roof myself. Took a couple of years, working weekings and nights.

Paul A.

kap pullen
03-26-2005, 05:24 PM
It seems we have similar stories in many respects.
I did a house similar to yours in the 1979-80 era.

Living room.


This house was built around 1850.
It was origionally a two and a half story.

When the place was gutted, we could see where the brick layers had laid brick for the third story directly on top of the wooden shingles of the old roof.
The house is 15' by about 175' built from curb to alley.


The house was the Democratic Club for South Baltimore. On the back is an addition that is 12' by 48'. That is the room shown with the recliners and was the meeting room.

That was my first "Home Shop" that developed into the business.

I sold out in 1987 and moved to the county.
The last photo is the house as it is today needing a coat of paint and some tender loving care. I don't have any inside pictures since I moved out.


That is a nice looking addition you built.


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03-27-2005, 01:42 AM
.........Great job! Odd how veddy veddy British it looks http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif. Fits right in with the rest of the neighborhood.


Alistair Hosie
03-27-2005, 03:03 AM
How can a man who has the same body as Crusty the clown achieve so much in three quarters of a life time?? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gifAlistair

03-27-2005, 10:48 AM
Very tidy job there John, that should keep er indoors happy for a good while.

Curious as to what the lamp standard is at the edge of the lawn? ... is it an old railway signal gas lamp perhaps ?



03-27-2005, 10:53 AM
Mucho nice.

My home-addition is still kicking my butt. My wife started piling things into the new closets before I got them painted and trimmed out.

I got a splatter gun to shoot texture. Never done that before, we'll see how that turns out.