Progress, progress….

Work has been speeding ahead with the new house!  We’ve had the electricians in and we now have pretty much all of the wiring done!  There are wires everywhere!!


….and as soon as Richard has plastered around the sockets etc (which he is hoping to do tomorrow) they can be made live!  We’re hoping that will happen early next week which will be great as that is a major job DONE!!

Also in progress is the damp work.  We have decided to go with a really nice older man, he really knows his stuff and spent hours arranging our quote working out exactly what was needed.  Our other quotes came in at £1.5K more than his (ha ha I don’t think so) and roughly the same but it took that guy FIVE minutes to decide what was needed!!  That compared to HOURS spent by the other guy just doesn’t fill me with confidence so he is also discarded!!  He is ready to get going almost any time once we have removed our skirting boards…so hopefully Richard can also get that done this weekend!!

Another thing coming along is the demolition of the wall!  This is the only job that makes me nervous….

rsj1 my Dad and Richard put the RSJ in and started to knock the wall down…..


I think thats due to be finished off also early next week!  Richard hasn’t even got any “homework” from that in-progress job!!

We’ve also started getting people in to quote to encapsulate our double glazing!  Now I am sure that’s going to be a hefty bill but the glass is lovely and in pretty good condition for the age so we’d really like to save it.  Its all looking promising as we haven’t had any major overspends yet and we’ve got a lot of quotes in…still time yet though….  Here’s one of our windows…


Our only hitch so far is a small Laburnum tree in our front garden!!  As we’re in a conservation area we’re not allowed to remove it without permission and we can’t replace our lead pipes without moving it….  We also won’t get permission before Feb 6th as they have to by law give the public 4 weeks to object to our removing it.  We then have been told it will take United Utilities 3 weeks to connect us to the replacement pipes……Hmmmm!  I may be able to swing that one a bit quicker but the planning man was immovable!!

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