The only way to get to one of the beam, above one of the bedroom, was to take the ceiling out.
Matt started doing it very gently as we kind of hoped we could salvage some of it.
After a couple of hours… Well the whole taking off gently didn’t quite work out and Matt just cut it off with the chainsaw in the end! So we can’t really re-use it but it makes great kindling. 😉
The carpenters changed the beam, then Matt put some chicken wire up there as you do!(to stop little furry animals nesting into our lush ‘laine de verre’. And we started re-decorating the room. Perfect school holiday activity: tearing down wallpaper. They actually love it. Only when it comes down nice and easy. Not when it is properly glued on and you have to scrape it off. (Who likes that anyway?)
We then decided to put some ‘laine de verre’ to insulate the gap. Glad we had running water when we did that as we literally needed to jump in the shower straight afterwards. Well we thought we could squeeze it behind the beam… What a job!! Itchy-scratchy!
We decided to put some lighter wood to break it off and make the room lighter.
Used the left overs on the door. (much better than a cardboard piece). Another repurposing success! 😉
A new light and we were ready for painting and wallpapering.