I wasn’t a massive fan of the uPVC French doors in the living room, partly because I didn’t like the look of them but also because with a fireplace on one wall and a door in the middle of another, the French doors meant the radiator was placed against the only other wall. It’s not a large room and compromising furniture placement in this way wasn’t ideal. I was also getting bi-fold doors in the extension so having two exits at the rear of the house was a bit unnecessary. On the other hand the doors weren’t that old (2012) and there wasn’t much wrong with them (they needed their hinges adjusting) so I did feel quite guilty about removing them.
Prior to the uPVC doors I believe there was an aluminium sliding door and prior to that there was a window, in this sense, the house is going round in a circle.
This is what the rear of the house did look like last year:
I snapped this photo from inside as I knew the doors were about to be removed:
First they just did the outside skin.
Then the inside wall was done in blockwork.
The screen is obviously temporary – I hope to get something a little more transparent.