Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Detour Into the Past

This was the scene in summer 2002 at the south-east corner of the house. A rotting, leaking, corrugated plastic-roofed porch leading into what was then a small annex (now my studio)


One winter was enough. We knocked it down the following spring and Richard built a new one. It was the beginning of an ugly friendship. Timber frame construction, with a pitched tiled roof and 4" Celotex insulation right through.


Double glazed window and door, guttering, render and a few coats of paint later, and no more -8 in that corner.

4 comments:

Irwin Floto said...

This looks even better than before. Do you still have plans of repainting the entire house? It would be a good idea to repaint it. That way, it'll look new and more beautiful.

Hans Jenssen Illustration said...

Thanks Irwin, good to see that people are still reading this blog sometimes! We'll certainly repaint the back of the house, but don't hold your breath. Stuff happening very soon, stay tuned!

Hans Jenssen Illustration said...

Thanks Irwin, good to see that people are still reading this blog sometimes! We'll certainly repaint the back of the house, but don't hold your breath. Stuff happening very soon, stay tuned!

Nelson Mcglaughlin said...

I think Irwin’s right. It looks better than the plastic roof. Why did you choose that color? If you’d like to hear my opinion, I think it would be nicer if you’d repaint it with earthy or wooden colors, since that’s the dominant shade on your house exterior. :D In any case, there were no more leaks, so let’s cheers to that!

Nelson Mcglaughlin