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Bedroom renovation

Bedroom with lovely decor
A lovely and cosy bedroom to enjoy a good night sleep.

Here we have an example of a total room renovation from start to finish, rooms looked really dated, and the roof had hardly any insulation. So following our bathroom renovations all was gutted and replaced with a brand new everything! New floor (burnt out design), new walls, new ceiling with open plan right up to the roof ridge, new wiring together with TV and network cable, smoke alarm etc… This post shows an extensive set of photographs as well as a couple of videos shot showing the various stages of the renovation with commentary explaining the stages of the work, the final result is quite spectacular! As of today the room is pretty much terminated, but, as always, there still are snags to deal with, the most impressive result is that the insulation work really made a huge difference, coming from a drafty and generally cold upstairs to a room that is draft proof and generally needing little heating, we planned and fitted 2 radiators (see videos) and, as of November 2021 they have not been turned on; a combination of downstairs heating and bathroom door being left opened with a bulky cast iron radiator provides sufficient heat to keep the room nice and cosy. So much so that we’re probably going to remove one of the radiators as it is likely to be redundant.

All in all when the house is completely renovated (downstairs is next, keep a watch!), we’re confident that our heating bill will be very low.

Bedroom renovations

A shot showing the room as it was before transformation, here a photo with a bedroom fireplace
A shot showing the room as it was before transformation
A view of the landing with lovely fake wood flooring linoleum
A shot showing the room as it was before transformation
A shot showing the room as it was before transformation
A shot showing the room as it was before transformation
A shot showing the room as it was before transformation
A shot showing the room as it was before transformation
A view of the landing with lovely fake wood flooring linoleum leading to the main bedroom
A shot showing the room as it was before transformation
A view of the old "build in wardrobe"
A view of the landing with the newly renovated bathroom at the back
A shot showing the room as it was before transformation
A view of the landing with lovely fake wood flooring linoleum leading to the main bedroom
Thorough clean by hand before applying new cavity insulation on bare roof
This room needs TLC
A idea of the size of this cottage upstairs without obstacles
Detailed view of the rafters and joists
Detailed view of the rafters and joists
Detailed view of the rafters and joists
Lovely view of the ceiling joists and rafters and maze of wires!
Detailed view of the rafters and joists
Lovely view of the ceiling joists and rafters, chimney column on the left
Renovations in full swing
A view of the floor completely burnt to achieve the spectacular "ancient look"
Snowy weather in February 2021
A view of the floor completely burnt to achieve the spectacular "ancient look"
Renovations in full swing
roof rafters and former ceiling joists with some wiring including the main power cable to the building here in black
A view of the floor completely burnt to achieve the spectacular "ancient look", removed the bedroom fire place, insulation (of some sort) recycled from the ceiling to the sides of the room.
Rooms ceiling and wall fully insulated with 100mm rock wool, then a 50mm PIR sheeting will be applied
Wiring, the blue one is a network cable for the TV, one can see the 30 something sheets of plasterboard to go on the ceiling and walls, cavity insulation in between the rafters before fitting PIR sheets
This is the main body of the central chimney being stripped bare
This is the main body of the central chimney being stripped bare
Rooms ceiling and wall fully insulated with 100mm rock wool, then a 50mm PIR sheeting will be applied
PIR sheeting on ceiling
Rooms ceiling and wall fully insulated with a 50mm PIR sheeting.
Rooms ceiling and wall fully insulated with a 50mm PIR sheeting.
A view of the central wardrobe being built and side walls primed
Dormer window fully plastered and filled
A view of the central wardrobe being built and side walls primed
A transitional phase of the plastering of the ceiling: filling the gaps
A view of one of the dormer windows in the bedroom with padded wardrobe on the side of it
Bedroom at night
Bedroom with in built wardrobes surrounding the bed, door with padded with decorative patterned fabric
A view of one of the dormer windows in the bedroom with padded wardrobe on the side of it
A wide shot of the back of the room, with central wardrobe and one of the dormer windows, skylight on the right.
A view through the room and into the Bedroom at the rear of the shot
A view of the central wardrobe finished to be painted inside and bedroom area at the rear of it.
Central wardrobe shoe cupboard
Central wardrobe shoe cupboard
A view through the room and into the bathroom at the rear of the shot
A shot of the dormer window on the front side of the bedroom, together with a dressing table and the central wardrobe on the right
Bedroom with in built wardrobes surrounding the bed, door with padded with decorative patterned fabric
A view of the central wardrobe, padded with decorative patterned fabric
Central wardrobe shoe cupboard and space for a 65" flat screen TV
Bedroom with in built wardrobes surrounding the bed, door with padded with decorative patterned fabric
Bedroom with lovely decor
Bedroom with lovely decor
Bedroom with lovely decor
Bedroom with lovely decor
A shot showing the room as it was before transformation, here a photo with a bedroom fireplace A shot showing the room as it was before transformation A view of the landing with lovely fake wood flooring linoleum A shot showing the room as it was before transformation A shot showing the room as it was before transformation A shot showing the room as it was before transformation A shot showing the room as it was before transformation A shot showing the room as it was before transformation A view of the landing with lovely fake wood flooring linoleum leading to the main bedroom A shot showing the room as it was before transformation A view of the old A view of the landing with the newly renovated bathroom at the back A shot showing the room as it was before transformation A view of the landing with lovely fake wood flooring linoleum leading to the main bedroom Thorough clean by hand before applying new cavity insulation on bare roof This room needs TLC A idea of the size of this cottage upstairs without obstacles Detailed view of the rafters and joists Detailed view of the rafters and joists Detailed view of the rafters and joists Lovely view of the ceiling joists and rafters and maze of wires! Detailed view of the rafters and joists Lovely view of the ceiling joists and rafters, chimney column on the left Renovations in full swing A view of the floor completely burnt to achieve the spectacular Snowy weather in February 2021 A view of the floor completely burnt to achieve the spectacular Renovations in full swing roof rafters and former ceiling joists with some wiring including the main power cable to the building here in black A view of the floor completely burnt to achieve the spectacular Rooms ceiling and wall fully insulated with 100mm rock wool, then a 50mm PIR sheeting will be applied Wiring, the blue one is a network cable for the TV, one can see the 30 something sheets of plasterboard to go on the ceiling and walls, cavity insulation in between the rafters before fitting PIR sheets This is the main body of the central chimney being stripped bare This is the main body of the central chimney being stripped bare Rooms ceiling and wall fully insulated with 100mm rock wool, then a 50mm PIR sheeting will be applied PIR sheeting on ceiling Rooms ceiling and wall fully insulated with a 50mm PIR sheeting. Rooms ceiling and wall fully insulated with a 50mm PIR sheeting. A view of the central wardrobe being built and side walls primed Dormer window fully plastered and filled A view of the central wardrobe being built and side walls primed A transitional phase of the plastering of the ceiling: filling the gaps A view of one of the dormer windows in the bedroom with padded wardrobe on the side of it Bedroom at night Bedroom with in built wardrobes surrounding the bed, door with padded with decorative patterned fabric A view of one of the dormer windows in the bedroom with padded wardrobe on the side of it A wide shot of the back of the room, with central wardrobe and one of the dormer windows, skylight on the right. A view through the room and into the Bedroom at the rear of the shot A view of the central wardrobe finished to be painted inside and bedroom area at the rear of it. Central wardrobe shoe cupboard Central wardrobe shoe cupboard A view through the room and into the bathroom at the rear of the shot A shot of the dormer window on the front side of the bedroom, together with a dressing table and the central wardrobe on the right Bedroom with in built wardrobes surrounding the bed, door with padded with decorative patterned fabric A view of the central wardrobe, padded with decorative patterned fabric Central wardrobe shoe cupboard and space for a 65 Bedroom with in built wardrobes surrounding the bed, door with padded with decorative patterned fabric Bedroom with lovely decor Bedroom with lovely decor Bedroom with lovely decor Bedroom with lovely decor

Work Schedule

Dear customers,

I currently have the whole of November  fully booked up and now spilling into December with only a couple of days available in December. Should you need any work done before the end of the year, please hurry! My diary is filling very quickly.

I will take time off between Dec 13th to January 3rd.

I am still available for emergencies.

I appreciate your custom!

Bib

Testimonial

Further to the repairs you did to my fence in September 2020, I would like to express my  complete satisfaction with  the work you carried out. It also makes a change to have a tradesman turn upon the day and time they promised. I have no objection should you wish to use this email as part of any advertising that you may undertake. I hope you don’t get anymore splinters in your fingers, I would also recommend your son for the hard work he put in cutting down the jungle of knee high grass that was my back garden.  Regards Stuart Cunningham

New Youtube Channel

Just created a new Youtube Channel on which I will post useful tips and tricks learned since starting the business in 2012, I can’t believe that it has been seven years, yes seven! since I started working as a handyman, the business is going from strength to strength and I am ready to embrace a very busy 2019.

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Cat! run!

A very unusual project, a bespoke cat run leading from the main building to a garden summer house for cats only.

Custom Made Cat Tunnel

Custom Made Cat Tunnel

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Custom made Cat runnel with opening roof

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Custom made cat run with easy access for maintenance

 

Garden sleepers

A customer in Bridge of Allan had started to landscape his Garden and due to lack of time has requested Bib’ll Fix It to remedy the problem. See the before and after pics below

New car sign

Just got my car upgraded with signs all around. I like it!

New car sign for Bib
Car sign

Car Sign

Wall mounted LCD TV, bathroom blind and hanging basket bracket

Some more work in a property in Stirling, I get a lot of custom from Stirling 🙂 today was the turn of a wall mounted TV (fitting bracket and TV on it, luckily on a solid internal wall) a Blind fitted and adjusted to size and to finish a garden hanging basket bracket to fit.

Delighted customer as usual.

Garden furniture renovation

Today I delivered some benches chairs and table back to a Client in Dunblane, who was delighted to see the result.

I can pick up and drop your items back after work is carried out included in the price.

Shelves, downlight, garage door

A few jobs in a property in Stirling, the biggest challenge was the garage door that jammed, not only it was jammed but it was rigged with an electric opening and closing system which I needed to understand first, I got there in the end and the door was fixed.