Monday, January 28, 2013

Chimneys on and front of kitchen wing almost done

I glued the big chimneys on to the WAMH yesterday -- I still have to do the lead flashing round the base, but they add so much to the look of the building! I do love the extra height of the chimney pots.

And I pushed ahead with the brickwork and finished the bricking on the kitchen wing front. I have to make and finish the "stonework" waist of the building, which will be applied at the top of this wing and around the middle of the whole building.

I decided I wanted a little detail for the tops of the windows, so I used three of the quoin stones above the lintel of the windows to add some interest.  I think this motif, repeated across the facade of the house, will look quite nice.

I'm almost through slating the front of the roof, and then the roof will be well and truly done!


  1. You are making great progress, what a fine start in the new year. Looking fantastic, love the choice of chimney pots too. I will have to book mark that company!

  2. Thanks, Karin! It feels so good to be making progress again -- it's a real feedback loop, isn't it, when you're working on your project and it's looking good which makes you want to work more ...

  3. Hi
    Just found your Blog and amazed I haven't found it sooner!
    I'm here to stay now though and off to make a cuppa and read through your other Posts.
    Best wishes

  4. Hi Nina! Your Chimney pots and brickwork look fantastic! This house is going to be stunning! What are you using for your bricks?

  5. Hi, Simon -- welcome! I have been pretty quiet for the last little while, but it's lovely to meet you :)

    Hey, Daydreamer -- I'm using Richard Stacey's Versi slips mixed with a few colours of same sized slips made from various grades of sandpaper. It's working pretty well.

  6. Love the combination of the sandstone with the brick. And your chimney looks fantastic! What are you using for bricks? Are these the brick slips by Richard Stacey?

    1. I just noticed you had already answered my question in your reply above. I had not read it before. The versi slips look really good!

  7. Hello Nina,
    The stone and brickwork is just wonderful. I LOVE the detail you create on your structures. It looks incredibly realistic.
    Big hug,

  8. I love the house made from the bricks, they look very cozy and inviting. It is a lot of brickwork though. Excellent job, Nina! Mini hugs, Natalia

  9. Hi I've just found your blog and i am totally hooked on the bricks! Such a lot of work but the effect is so worth it! A marvelous presentation!


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