Le Derrière

The renovation of the utility room at the rear of our home in Daglan is now complet, it took a while but I am so happy with the result.

As you can see from the picture below the utility room was made of steel and fibreglass, a horrible sight which sunlight light was unable to enter even in the height of Summer, leaving the utility room dark and dismal.

This eyesore just had to go.

First came the new roof, also fibreglass and steel that needed replacing. Paul laid down wood and fitted shingles which were a surplus from a friends renovation work. Thank you Angus they work a treat, as the last couple of nights have proven, completely waterproof. In the above picture Paul was working in the extreme 40+ degrees centigrade heat of a hot Summers day so a little shade was needed (top right).

Then it was guttering and down pipe, seen here with the new wood cladding.

Starting to replace the fibreglass panels and voila, we have light.

What a difference it makes to be able to see in and out.

Almost finished, Paul also panelled the inside of the utility room.

Looking great, Our cat Cleo loves to sit on top of the tumble drier and watch the birds in the courtyard.

 

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6 thoughts on “Le Derrière

  1. Hi there , I have recently been directed to your blog and have much enjoyed reading it. My partner and I are just embarking oon buying a property in Saint Martin Des Combes, a small hamlet just outside of Bergerac. We hope to be there in December and, like yourselves we look forward to living the French dream.

  2. Chris, you seem knowledgeable about plants. What grows well in a restricted space and likes extreme hear in the Summer?
    Like you we have a terrace, a courtyard and soon a couple of tiny balconies

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