The smaller of the two rooms in the original mudbrick part will become the bathroom, and an adjacent walkway / laundry leading to the new extension which will contain two bedrooms. We have been slow to start this as we don't have Planning permission yet for the bedrooms. If we don't get it we will have a house with nowhere to sleep
This room has a mezzanine which needed the come down
The room will be split in two, with the bathroom on one side, and a laundry / walkway to the bedrooms in the extension, so the door into the walkway needs to come through the old serving hatch
Because we couldn't get the tiles to budge in the lounge room, we had to go over them. This threw the levels out in the bathroom so we needed so batons nailed to the floor. We're going for a wooden floor which might prove a problem in the bathroom.
We decided to frame out this room to make pipe runs easier
We will have to leave the left hand side unfinished until the extension is built, as the boards will carry on through
This room will divided in two - bathroom and laundry. The dividing wall will sit behind the rear of the shower base, and have an angled roof at the top of it. This will allow light from the top windows to still enter the laundry. Quite a job building that so that the roof angles are the same both sides and still have the wall sit right on the shower. We'll see!
And then popped the door back in the new entrance
We needed to plaster part of the room so that the new toilet could be plumbed into the septic. So we had the weird situation of plastering and painting one wall before the rest of the room was built.
The toilet position is a bit awkward, but we think it is the only layout that works
We also had to plaster and paint the end walls up high, because once the dividing wall goes in, we can't really get ladders in there again
We had to do the same at the other end of the room. Pretty fiddly building end walls without being able to join them together as you go
And finally the dividing wall, which has to line up with both angled walls at each end, and sit on top of the shower base
Then we could match the angle of the existing roof line
Moved the hot water tank nearer to the shower to save water waiting for the hot to come through, given we only have collected rainwater
The test!. Does the plasterboard sit on top of the shower lip?
The awkward toilet
Boxing in the window
Waterproofing membrane going in
Door frames, skirts etc
Outside of the bathroom is the laundry / walk way into what will be the bedroom extension
The outside of the bathroom, with the sloping roof to allow light into the laundry from the top windows
Saw this out of the laundry window while I was plastering
Door on the hot water cupboard
Laundry cabinetry going in with some temporary flooring
And a few finishing touches in the bathroom