Dalton - Mr & Mrs Smith

House Renovations  - Extensions - Indoor Pool - New Roof - Boiler Room - Physio Room -& Landscaping

To help Aiden Smith live a more comfortable life .

 I built all this single handedly, quite an acheivement but it did take me 12  months to complete.

First job was to whip the roof off

Ready to make the bedrooms the same height to aid wheel chair access

At least it was summer!

This area was about to be excavated

Installing the new drainage system

Walls up & vellux windows going in

Superb match

I hand cut every piece of stone you can see!

Very neat indeed & exterior tanking below ground using a bithutherm membrane

The longest wall i've ever rendered

Got it spot on though!

I even put these two massive beams in on my own using scaffolding & jacks

Getting the fall right in the physo room

Screeding done

View over the pool area with roof acess

Before Pic

Due to humidity I opted for a wet plaster for the tile backing

Getting the foundations ready

Lots of drains to sort out

Still did my best on the back where you can't even see it!

Matching boiler room  in random sandstone & vented hardwood door

My digger, starting the pool foundations

Looking good

Shoring up the soon to be access tunnel for the services

Giving it a good whacker

Got help to sweep up late one evening!

Re-bar in & passed by building inspector

Two layers of mesh & lots of concrete

Starting the pool walls

Up & over the re-bar

Suspended block & beam floor

Starting the tanking process

I decided to make bigger steps to help the physiotherapist get in & out with Aiden

Still plastering & electrics going in

waterproof rendering

Tanked & ready for the pool tilers

Before the garage

Bricking up the old doorway

Put a matching window in

Ready to get rid of all the old concrete

Reduced the height of the driveway

Well at least the concrete was an easy pour!

That deep enough for you?

Slab ready for the next pour

The customer!

Trench block ready

Internal garage walls going up

Easy does it

Matching stone

I put a stone bob the builder gargoyle over Aidens bedroom to look over him!

Looking nice & neat

Aiden & his dad


Nearly done, It was a very hard job for one person this, there should have been three of us on it but I was left to do it on my own after just one week into the build.

I used a farm, my digger and a cheap truck to remove a few hundred tons of earth from the drive to level it out so that Aidens wheel chair would'nt tip over


A big thank you to Wendy Smith