December 06, 2007

Trades & Contacts

A few people have asked me about who I went with for different things.

Michael ConwayConway Survey & Design, Cashel, Ayle, Westport, Co.Mayo
Tel: 098-35931Fax: 098-35935Mobile: 086-3417478

Mahon Windows, Athlone, Westmeath

Timber Frame:
Clarke Homes, Lisnaskea, Fermanagh,

Ground works by Sean O'Malley, Cloggernagh, Islandeady, Castlebar, Co.Mayo

Underfloor heating from

Geothermal from Climate contol in Tuam in Galway, contact Brian Cooley.

Appliances all from Ebay, SecondTek

November 28, 2007

Decking help

Got chatting to a lad who I emailed as regards decking and that.

Eoin is involed in landscaping, ground maintence and decking, with Eoins experience and guidance I was provided with details spec of the materials required, a few different ideas of designs and when I start into it will be available to me in case myself and my Dad get into bother.

I sent him off a few photos of the area to be decked and exact measurements and he gave me a bill of material and 2 designs. In fairness he did all this for 100 euro, saved me a packet.

Not to get the deck done!!!

Have a look at Eoins website

November 15, 2007

Garden finished, walls built, shed built

Wow, we have now everything completly finished and there is nothing to do :( NOT!!!!

Still no move, spent the last near 4 months chasing the neighbour to get the work done. So not a sausage done!!! I will continued with things once I get the man back!!

Appeared on RTE 1 on 9th December in a show Highly Recommended about all the goods I purchased online, it was great to be on the TV and I won the show pocketing me 2,000 euro!!

April 27, 2007

The task ahead

I decided to take a few pictures of the garden and what needs to be done!! It will be a big job but will have to be tackled in stages over the next 3 years or so!!!

But if anyone has any suggestions fire them on or any budding landscaper want to test their skills on a new site I am looking to get some layouts designed, will be doing the work myself but could do with the ideas!!

Final Pictures - Upstairs

These pictures are of the upstairs : Probably the most uncomplete part of the house!!

Guest Bed 2 - If you have a good back!!!

Spare Bed 3 - aka GYM!!!

Main Bedroom :

Landing :

Landing Again :

Bathroom Upstairs :

Nice Jacuzzi Bath!!

Final Pictures - Downstairs

Sorry about the delay but I only got around to taking these this week.

Sun Room :

Main Bath DownStairs :

Another of the Main Bathroom :

Guest Bedroom downstairs :

Stairs :

Sitting Room :

Fireplace :

Hall Entrance :


April 17, 2007

The break is over

Well as you can see it has been a while, my holiday is over!! ;)

Since I last posted we have moved in, the Friday before the All-Ireland to be precise, we have done little since, hanging pictures, mirrors etc/
Bought some furniture and I did a little cleaning up around the house but bar that not a lot has been done.

No issues as yet, geothermal has been a great success, I have to do another reading of the electric so that I can quantify the usage in the house, must get that done now soon.

We have started the process of planning the garden/lawn/site/dump what ever name you want to put on it!!!

We have also have had a gander at pricing for decking, so the decking and garden are the next projects.

The decking will have to be done first to allow the outside to be used as of yet we have no where to sit so that will be tackled in the next 2-3 months. Prices are ranging from 800-1400 for material only.

I must get some photos up now also as people have been wondering how we finished it.

Thanks to all for the comments, emails etc. Feel free to contact me, I will answer what I can.