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Offline neph93

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2018, 07:18:46 pm »

And just look at the stretcher, half brick and queen closer detail.... :-[ :-[

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Looks beautifully done. The bricks are lovely too
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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2018, 07:45:53 pm »
I'm looking for a well done, but slightly wabi sabi finish.  I could not be happier....
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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2018, 07:46:38 pm »
These Bricks are really cool, the asossiaction is great. Is it hard in your Part of England to find someone to do this quality of Brick laying?

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2018, 09:11:14 pm »
It's hard to find a good bricklayer, they are like hens teeth....
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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2018, 09:33:27 pm »
So no different then on the other Side of the Water, what a shame, I start to think that I maybe toss the Masters Degree and go for a solid Handyman Job, those Guys get rarer and rarer these days. The Craftsman I talk to basiclly all say that they really like to teach someone their Craft but the Young People prefer to work at a Factory or a Supermarket or something along those lines  :-\

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2018, 10:51:22 pm »
When finding contractors in Denver, you have to pick your battles. Competence, honesty, reliability, or affordability: pick none.
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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2018, 02:14:12 am »
Looks like a great start G. When completed, I'll come over and help load the second dishwasher. HaHa.

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2018, 02:33:41 pm »
Come to Connecticut. Lots of great brick Layers and masons. Loads of Italian, Portuguese and South Americans.
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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2018, 02:55:08 am »
Looks like a great start G. When completed, I'll come over and help empty the wine cellar and beer fridge. HaHa.

Corrected that for you. :)

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2018, 10:08:57 pm »
Hand-painted Delft "Sea Monster" tiles hand delivered by the potter today.  Maybe a few months early, but hey.........

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2018, 10:12:10 pm »
And, more progress, we are ecstatic.....

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This wall will be rendered, so no point in using hand made bricks....
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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2018, 10:14:59 pm »
And the reclaimed York flags for the new terrace turned up too...

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2018, 10:18:04 pm »
I’m getting the horn off of all this I have to admit. Makes me want to jack in educating and learn to be a brickie, which would be the most pointless trade to have in northern Norway, but that’s beside the point.
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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2018, 11:02:26 pm »
Denmark isn´t too far away, they know their Bricks. My "Favorite" Manufacturer is danish, Petersen Tegel, these Guys are absolute Masterminds on their Field, Peter Zumthor´s Famous Kolumba Museum in Cologne is Made of their Bricks and IMHO one of the "best" Buildings of our Time.

The Artisan Wabi-Sabi (I know what that means now  :D) approach you choose is quite cool and from the little I know you very fitting.
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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2018, 11:12:24 pm »

The Artisan Wabi-Sabi (I know what that means now  :D) approach you choose is quite cool and from the little I know you very fitting.
If you ever get over to Gosport and see Paula and Giles’ house you’ll realise just how fitting it is. The entire place is a feast for the senses.
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