Son's bedroom refurb

I'm now tackling my son's bedroom - which is in urgent need of some DIY renovations. The plan is to get rid of the wood chip 1970s wallpaper and replaster.
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child's bedroom with folding desk

child's bedroom with folding desk

The Kingspan K17 thermal plasterboard is glued into place. The bedroom already feels warmer!

The Kingspan K17 thermal plasterboard is glued into place. The bedroom already feels warmer!

When his bedroom is finished he'll be so satisfied to know he helped Daddy refurbish it! Here, stripping the wallpaper from his cupboard.

When his bedroom is finished he'll be so satisfied to know he helped Daddy refurbish it! Here, stripping the wallpaper from his cupboard.

Throwing on the "dot and dab" plasterboard adhesive - there's afirst time for everything!

Throwing on the "dot and dab" plasterboard adhesive - there's afirst time for everything!

Back in the '70s it seems they used 5 inch nails to construct everything! Here I'm using my grinder to remove 4 huge nails from the cupboard.

Back in the '70s it seems they used 5 inch nails to construct everything! Here I'm using my grinder to remove 4 huge nails from the cupboard.

Not ideal... In stripping off the render I could see daylight through the roof tiles - a sign the bottom tiles have slipped and rain could get in. I was meant to be installing the plaster board today but now a spot of re-roofing is required!

Not ideal... In stripping off the render I could see daylight through the roof tiles - a sign the bottom tiles have slipped and rain could get in. I was meant to be installing the plaster board today but now a spot of re-roofing is required!

Ok let's do this! SDS drill in hand, ready to remove the old render from the bedroom walls

Ok let's do this! SDS drill in hand, ready to remove the old render from the bedroom walls

The old plaster and render has been stripped off the walls

The old plaster and render has been stripped off the walls

One of the down sides of removing the render - laths exposed at ceiling level will need to be replastered before thermal insulation board is applied. But first I'll remove them and push insulation into the ceiling void

One of the down sides of removing the render - laths exposed at ceiling level will need to be replastered before thermal insulation board is applied. But first I'll remove them and push insulation into the ceiling void


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