2020 was the year of lockdown and a transition that inspired a nation (and world) to work from home. Like everyone else I opened up the laptop and got on with the day job. But in the background a past idea to convert an ancient garage was resurrected, the idea being to upgrade it to a more permanent office but also to permit me to revisit a past when I used to have a studio at home.  

Work started in June and the first two months were demolition, land clearing, foundations and brick laying. A classic English summer meant that it rained a lot and that slowed down the roof going on. This coincided with a need to find new builders (2020 was an unusual year!) so it wasn't until December that work picked up again, but boy did it pick up a pace at that point. Five weeks later and I am sat at my desk inside my new office with a camera tethered to my computer. Fingers crossed for lockdown to end so some portrait photos can start again!
No more builders
No more builders
The finished article
The finished article
Colorama integration!
Colorama integration!
Always important to have a make up room
Always important to have a make up room
Snow stops play...
Snow stops play...
On goes the plaster
On goes the plaster
Starting to see what it will look like..
Starting to see what it will look like..
And on goes the cladding
And on goes the cladding
Stud walls for the shower room
Stud walls for the shower room
Batons for the cladding
Batons for the cladding
Raise the floor so that the space would be warm
Raise the floor so that the space would be warm
Decent windows to keep the heat in
Decent windows to keep the heat in
What would become the office space
What would become the office space
Look at that height!
Look at that height!
Foundations completed, let the extension begin!
Foundations completed, let the extension begin!
Off goes the old roof
Off goes the old roof
The plan was to extend by 2m to include an office and showeroom
The plan was to extend by 2m to include an office and showeroom
The future studio
The future studio
The original garage and car port
The original garage and car port
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