More sandblasting….

Written by stephen gale

Now the stonework on newly rebuilt extension is complete, we need to get it sandblasted.  This needs to be done before the new windows are installed on Monday – as part of the sandblasting process we are cleaning the stone window frames removing any signs of the previous windows.

As well as sandblasting the new extension, we have also taken the opportunity to remove any marks where the scaffolding had been.  Due to the scaffolding poles being so close to the building, there were patches where we couldn’t clean the building until the scaffolding had been removed.  We also sandblasted the old outbuilding.  This had some of the darkest stone on site and no longer looked as if it were part of the same set of buildings anymore.

This was a long day – from lunchtime through to 8:30pm. I was glad when it was all over.  But the end result looks great.

You can see the stonework on the newly rebuilt extension that has been cleaned.  We are now giving the outbuildings a clean so that they fit it with the rest of the property.

You can see the stonework on the newly rebuilt extension that has been cleaned. We are now giving the outbuildings a clean so that they fit it with the rest of the property.

This is a noisy and messy job.  Hence doing it on a Saturday afternoon while none of the builders are on site.

This is a noisy and messy job. Hence doing it on a Saturday afternoon while none of the builders are on site.

This ashlar window surround was originally upstairs in the front of the building and we have "repurposed" it for a set of windows in the rebuilt extension. The stone work has already been cleaned, but we are now taking off the remanants of the sealant used for the original windows.

This ashlar window surround was originally upstairs in the front of the building and we have “repurposed” it for a set of windows in the rebuilt extension. The stone work has already been cleaned, but we are now taking off the remanants of the sealant used for the original windows.

The newly rebuilt extension and the outbuildings have been sandblasted to get them to "fit together".

The newly rebuilt extension and the outbuildings have been sandblasted to get them to “fit together”.

The first door in the outbuilding (the one that is higher than the rest) is the original toilet for the property.  This dates back to around the 1700's.  The large green plastic toilet dates back to 2012.  By the way, it is purely coincendental that the green toilet doors - old and new - are the same colour.

The first door in the outbuilding (the one that is higher than the rest) is the original toilet for the property. This dates back to around the 1700’s. The large green plastic toilet dates back to 2012. By the way, it is purely coincendental that the green toilet doors – old and new – are the same colour.

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