I'm rubbing my hands together, heady with delight from our latest acquisition.
My new best friend, Will from Chermside, contacted us after reading the blog to say that he had 20 timber casement windows, in hopscotch profile, that were spare. He asked whether we, or anyone we know, would like to buy them. They were priced attractively.
After consulting with Jason and Mr Rooney, our toned and spritely builder, about measurements and other technicalities, it was a deal. We took the lot.
|Hopscotch profile casement windows with clear arctic glass being delivered|
|The casement window stockpile|
Will said he had no need for the windows now that he and his wife had just sold their lovely 1936 Queenslander. He wanted the windows to go to someone who was a keen renovator and contacted us before he advertised them.
Anyway, he's done us a great favour, because a bulk lot of the same windows don't come up for sale all too often. Many thanks to Will!
Mr Rooney kindly picked up the windows on our behalf. He is a good man, but you knew that already. And very well-read too I might add (read his book reviews in the comments here).
The windows are now destined for the sunroom to replace the bay of clear single light windows that are there currently.
|Sunroom photo taken a few months ago|
Mr Rooney said he will need to plane the windows and rebate them and assured me in an exaggerated Continental accent, "They'll be verrey niiiice!"
He also said in the very next breath that it would be a pain-in-the-arse too, as that is the nature of fitting windows. I'm sure Jason vividly remembers his experience.
For those in Brisbane, Will is having a bit of a clear out sale now that he is moving. Follow the link HERE to his Gumtree ad. He's selling an old Wilson Boiler, bulk lot of brass window stays and other bits and pieces.
And thanks again, Will!!
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