In September 2014, when we were naïve and enthusiastic, and building work and house renovation was exciting and full of promise, M and I started on our first job: removing the roof and walls of the hay barn to create a terrace. Keen friends came out and assisted in the demolition and it wasn’t long before we had the makings of a terrace.
With what was to becoming a recurring theme in the renovation of our house, it then stayed untouched for a while as we moved onto other things. Every now and then, and seemingly without any real planning, we did a bit to it: making it watertight, reinforcing the floor, adding a supporting concrete layer, fixing a railing and tiling. Slowly but surely, it started to look more and more like a terrace.
Now two years and 10 months later, it is done. We have gone from this:
The completion of the terrace means the building work on our house is now finished. Just one more thing to do before the final ‘before and after’ photos: paint the front door. In the meantime, we are enjoying the view
with a couple of these: