After months spent covering the polished timber handrails I spent today uncovering fireplaces!
Ok maybe that doesn’t sound exciting…but there is something cool about carefully removing a board while not knowing exactly what you will find behind it.

What I found was detailed marble and timber fireplaces in what will be the kitchens, living and bedrooms of the new flats we are preparing. Here are a couple of them:


These building’s belonged to the Law Society of Scotland and All 3 of these buildings were originally built as townhouses, A single family would typically own all 5 floors (with the “help” relegated to the basement).
Most of the buildings have since been converted into office blocks and embassies and it is typical to cover up old fireplaces as an act of historic preservation.
We are converting a total of 3 town houses into 17 flats, check out the video below to see me covering up all the timber panel work!



I'm a Carpenter from New Zealand. I completed a Carpentry apprenticeship and decided to build something on every continent. I started this blog so I could share the journey with people!

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