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Studio of Carole Baker - Start date Thursday 20 November 2014

The day finally arrived to start building my purpose built studio!

Thursday 20th November 2014
Pegging out the studio, still looks like my lovely garden at this point!! — at Weston Heath.
Friday 21 November 2014 - The digger arrives ... and later the rain! (well it is November I suppose). Building control came to inspect and concrete will be poured on Tuesday. — at Weston Heath.
Monday 24 - Tuesday 25 November 2014 - All ready for the concrete to be poured, it being poured,Ted makes an inspection and the view from my current 'studio'!
Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 November 2014 - Materials arrive, bricklaying footing begins and by the end of the week I can start to see my studio appearing!!
Monday 1 - Friday 5 December 2014
All the footings and damp proof course have been laid and approved by the council and the bricks started to get laid on Friday!! Now it should really start to go up.... please, no snow!!

Monday 8 - Friday 12 December 2014
As promised here's some pics from this week's 'build'. From footings to 'almost joists' and a pool in the middle!! Only another week of building before 2 weeks off!!!!!! (sounds like the perfect job!!). I have to be patient... it's going to be good! Happy so far!

Monday 15 - Friday 19 December 2014
Scaffolding is erected, lintels go in and the gables are starting to be built. The steel is painted ready for the new year and windows ordered. The timber is delivered and ready for the roof. Now for 2 weeks Christmas break.... and breath! Over and out!
Monday 5 - 9 January 2015
After a 2 week builders' break, they were back on Monday and getting on with the roof structure, the corbels and bricking up the gables. Next week, hopefully the roof tiles will go on and velux windows in and maybe even the windows. I just pray the weather holds out another week.
Monday 12-16 January 2015
Studio build update... the roof has gone on this week, Velux windows in, roof insulation and board, and first fix electrics. And now... apparently, there's a hold up with the flaming windows!!! Hey ho! Looking good.
PS I couldn't help but throw in a 'view'!
Monday 19-23 January 2015
It's been a cold week and fairly short days working on the studio but all the paths and soak away have been dug out, and the window frames fitted today. Glass will be put in on Monday and then plastering can begin!!
Monday 26-30 January 2015
This week, the glass went in the window frames, the interior was plasterboarded and the plasterer started on Friday, the paths all dug out and edging laid. It's starting to look smart. In the meantime, I'm very busy making tea for the builder boys and they're very busy sitting drinking it!!
Monday 2-6 February 2015
Progress this week on the studio... all the plastering is complete, the floor has been laid and my fantastic Dad helped me shift 3 tons of stone for the paths. (now I need a 'painting party'!!!)
Carole's Studio-Gallery  

We have moved...
We finally moved on 26 February 2014 to our new home in Shropshire. It had been a long time coming but it is absolutely worth it! We have settled in well and feel like we've always been here!

I have taken this photograph from where I hope to eventually build my studio.

In the meantime I am working from the conservatory as a temporary measure.

I will be posting pics on my Facebook page - Art of Carole Baker if you are interested in keeping in touch.


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