The mill room (dining room) and patio
The dining room will feature the original mill workings.
We have kept the original beams but boarded and plastered in between them, We found an old fire place and Phil Bennett, our wonderful plasterer, worked his magic restoring the lime plaster around it.
DIgging out the new patio
The mill was built on a hill and the back wall was underground and damp. We dug out behind it and found the original retaining wall. Lots of work - but the wall is drying out!
... and on the inside (it will be the kitchen) we stripped off all the cement render so that it can breathe. (The farmer who put in the cow stalls knew how to make hard cement!)
Starting to fit the kitchen.
The back wall is now waterproofed and the plastering is nearly finished and the ceiling ready for plaster - almost ready for kitchen installation.
The space for the new staircases
Beautiful new staircase by F D Hall - ground to first floor
First to second floor
First floor landing
The lounge features the original grinding stones and the post from the mill workings on the floor below.
We have kept the original beams but boarded and plastered in between them. (Masking tape still on!). You can see one of the stones - the other is on the near side of the post.
Heat at last - the new woodburner in the lounge!
This will have the main bedroom and bathroom.
New walls for the upstairs bathroom taking shape.
Now boarded and plastered - the plaster is still drying here!
The top of the stairs - door to the main bedroom.
Our new bridge.
Thanks to some of the brilliant people who are helping us:
Joan Kinnane - Architect
Roger and Jeff at F D Hall - handmade staircase
Phil Bennett - plasterer and miracle worker
Jay, George, Connor and Carl at Sadler & Bourne - plumbing and heating
Colin at Just Rods - help and advice about everything
Joe at True Joinery - for windows
Chris Walmsley - electrician and lighting adviser
Steve Humphreys - wood stoves
Mike Gill - handmade iron railings
Mark Kingscott - Lockwise - doors and locks
Stenlakes - sewage treatment plant
Jak Smith (KWRS Roofing) - roof work
Barry at Cornish Flooring - carpets
Richards Builders Merchants - Doublebois
Mountjoy Water Supplies - water treatment and tanks