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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2018, 01:21:32 am »
The Delft tiles are beautiful!
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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2018, 05:42:19 am »
Yeah I love those Delftse tegels...

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2018, 09:56:36 am »
I think this one is my fave.....

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2018, 10:15:06 am »
I can see why. The maritime theme and corner details are very beguiling....
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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #49 on: August 03, 2018, 10:18:44 am »
Precisely.....
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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #50 on: August 03, 2018, 11:15:40 am »
I like the tiny party hat...

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #51 on: August 03, 2018, 12:40:48 pm »
Surely the tiles should be Delft Blauw, not Delft Groen! ;D

I do like them, though.

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #52 on: August 03, 2018, 01:18:14 pm »
Delft tiles are obviously traditionally blue, but I believe that they do also exist historically in maroon, green and polychrome (whether or not that is true, I like the green and we already have blue and maroon elsewhere in the house and the green will define the colour pallet of the kitchen)
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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #53 on: August 03, 2018, 01:31:40 pm »
I used to see original tiles in antique shops when I lived in Delft. One that always amused me depicted a cat eating a mouse.

This mermaid dates from around 1750, and is black, rather than blue.

"Mermaid"

Whilst this one is from 1600 to 1630, and is multicoloured. However, it does come from Rotterdam, so maybe they didn't do things right there. :)

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The green is good, and it'll match those boots of yours. That's surely got to be an important interior design decision, right?

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #54 on: August 03, 2018, 11:50:05 pm »
^ It's all looking good.

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #55 on: August 05, 2018, 12:13:24 pm »
It's a glamorous life this construction lark...

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2018, 06:10:14 pm »
First lift goes up.....

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #57 on: August 08, 2018, 07:47:29 am »
Yep that looks really lovely, congrats.....
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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #58 on: August 08, 2018, 07:50:16 am »
Meanwhile, back in Blighty, internal block work is nearing completion.

The rear wall is at coping stone height, the left and right are ready for the steels and joists.

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Re: Giles and Paula Add a Room Onto the Side of The House
« Reply #59 on: August 08, 2018, 02:30:39 pm »
Looks like solid progress there, Giles.  When's the projected end?