Bwlch Newydd


A collection of images from the restoration. Come back often to see updates. (Latest update: 27th September)

Before we started.

The inside untouched.

Removing the concrete render.

Exposing the inglenook.

1861 census showing Bwlch Newydd.

The inglenook.

Removing the chimney.

No chimneys!

Rebuilding the main chimney, stage one.

Underpinning the inglenook.

Rebuilding the main chimney, stage two.

Rebuilding the main chimney, stage three.

Main chimney completed.

Rebuilding the second chimney.

Capping the pine-end.

Both chimneys rebuilt in stone.

Excavating 500 ton of earth and stone.

Photo courtesy Dave and Tina, Caerphilly

As it is end of July.

Photo courtesy Dave and Tina, Caerphilly

Bwlch Newydd viewed from the North

Rebuilding the wall plate.

Replaced rear slate roof with flush-fitting Velux window.

Replacing the rear retaining wall after the excavation.

Cast aluminium guttering cleaned, painted and replaced.

Bwlchnewydd with the slate roof replaced, guttering on and first coat of ochre limewash.

Starting the rear retaining wall.

The final internal under-pinning.

Digging-out at the back of the house.

New wooden sliding sash windows made and fitted by Ian Robbins of Llandovery.

The new windows with K glass – just the vertical glazing bars to fit.