Archive for Painting and renovating

Cottage Entrance Porch

A Cottage with a tired porch, now all nice and tidy!

Porch Custom Made

Porch Custom Made

The old porch looked a little used up to say the least

Old and rotten

Old and rotten

The old built is gone

The old built is gone

Frame of the new Porch

Frame of the new Porch

Cladding in and out

Cladding in and out

Cladding finished

Cladding finished

Porch under construction

Porch under construction

Porch under construction, almost finished

Porch under construction, almost finished

Porch, inner and outer cladding

Porch, inner and outer cladding

Porch with skylight

Porch with skylight

Work by Bib’ll Fix it.

In the past 3 years We haven’t stopped being busy, so busy that this website was neglected, well, here is a quick gallery of major projects in the past few years. I cover most trades except wall papering, plastering (large areas) and Slabbing…

Skirting painting and ceiling lights

A new customer needed a hand to finish painting his newly renovated home, I helped by painting a coat of gloss throughout the downstairs kitchen,hallway, toilet and upstairs hallway.

Client was glad to have found me and was so pleased with the job that he will contact me again when there is more painting in order.

Whilst I was there, I fitted a ceiling light in the toilets as well as a towel rail and mirror.

Menstrie – Various things

A regular customer in Menstrie required a few things mended in a newly rented property:

  • Affix lining paper on a plastered wall
  • Paint a door
  • patch a couple of holes in walls
  • refit a piece of skirting board
  • A door needed a new handle fitted (which I purchased)

All work carried out over a few ways as the door required a few coats (inc. undercoat)

Wall lined with paper

Wall lined with paper

Door to paint (undercoat and 2 coats of gloss)

Door to paint (undercoat and 2 coats of gloss)

Bare plaster wall

Bare plaster wall

A piece of skirting to fit

A piece of skirting to fit

Door needing a new handle

Door needing a new handle

Menstrie – Storm Repairs

New customer Living in Dunblane but letting a house in Menstrie. A couple of things needing done:

  • Water damaged ceiling needing mended
  • Upstairs wall to re surface (a hole was open to repair the water leakage)
  • Broken lower glass pane of the kitchen door to be replaced with a panel of wood
  • Blown down Garden fence to be re-erected
  • Some sockets to replace and others to remove

No problems for Bib! 😀

Fencing repair

During construction

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Job Done – Customer very happy!

Doors, shower, tv aerial cable and garden gate

A new customer (word of mouth from another delighted client) needed a few things done:

  • Three new doors coated in eggshell oil based paint (two coats)
  • a shower basin needing re-sealed
  • A wall mounted TV needing a shorter aerial cable (made to measure)
  • A garden gate to be adjusted

All done to customer satisfaction!

Living room re-decorating

Worked for myself this time, my living room desperately needed a refresh… See pictures below.

The key aspects of any decoration are:

  1. Remove all fittings (electrical/nails/rails etc.)
  2. Wash thoroughly all the walls and ceiling
  3. Cover all irregularities or holes with poly-filler (after removing plugs etc.)
  4. Sand the poly filler smooth
  5. Mask the skirting boards, windows etc. and only then one can
  6. Paint (which is really fast)!

More often than not, this type of work involves skipping steps 1 to 5 and jump directly to step 6 which may seem to be a time saver but really does not work at all as one is left with ugly paint marks all over the fittings and unsightly holes and cracks etc. -or- one can be very careful and try to painfully avoid painting over the fittings, which usually does not succeeds and can take longer than preparation itself :-)

Fence and shed painting

A regular customer in Dunblane, today is fence and shed painting day…

Gardening

A garden job in Dunblane today, cut the grass (and trimmed the edges) weeding as well as staining a little fence and a shed.

Bridge of Allan

Various things in a property in Bridge of Allan, spread over a few afternoons.

  • Toilet fixtures, toilet roll holder, sink shelf and mirror, ceiling switch fitted/replaced
  • Shoe shelves made of MDF painted
  • Kick board in kitchen secured
  • Switch replaced
  • Latch fitted on outside gate
  • Clothes pegs fitted in hallway

old toilet door NHew toilet door