Kennel House Langholm Toll Week 2-3

The house renovation is moving forward at full steam and the intention is to complete the project by the end of July;


To date we have


  • managed to clear the site of debris and anything that is not required moving forward.


  • the upstairs rooms have been painted and finished and await new radiators and plumbing works.


  • the rooms downstairs have been stripped of old wall coverings and painted where possible. They stand ready for new the kitchen / plumbing works before we can finally bring in the flooring fitters.


Tony Rodden and his team of a further three have worked tirelessly from Monday - Friday of last week completing a rewire and installation of all new electrical appliances on both the inside and outside of the house. We would like to thank them especially for going above and beyond the call of duty to provide extra appliances such as 3 x extractor fans and some plastering work to help us along the way.


Mark Crees of College Valley Estates has recently been appointed to carry out the plumbing works which will begin tomorrow once we have sourced everything we need in order for him to begin - on completion of his works we can then begin the snagging list and touching up with paint etc prior to the flooring contractors visit which will see the last inside job completed.


We only have 6/7 weeks for the proposed finish date of the house and we must try and keep this momentum for the sake of just another few weeks.


Jobs to the house will or indeed have become few and far between whilst tradesmen are working inside. However, there remains a great many jobs to do outside. We have a fantastic plan for the gardens (please click Kennel House Garden Plan ) kindly produced by Alison and if there are any budding gardening experts, who have missed their Chelsea Flower experience, who are able to spend some time on a new project to help with

spraying / digging / ground levelling / grassing / fencing / rabbit netting / laying of flagstones, paths and gravel that would be great ! The house and garden phase will come to a close with hedging and hedgelaying this autumn.


None of the above could have been done with the enthusiasm and hard work of all who have turned up to help day in day out. We would like to thank you all, you’re input and efforts are greatly appreciated.


Paul & Andrew