First fix electrics, plumbing and plastering

The builders are really making progress on the renovation and extension.  The first fix electrics has gone in and we have wires hanging down from the kitchen ceiling where the spotlights will be and patress boxes where the sockets will be.

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The plumber has been working alongside the electrician and he has put in the central heating pipes, the water supply pipes to the showers, toilets and washbasins and has drilled through to our side of the house to meet up with the existing supply.  The result of which is that we have had to empty airing cupboards, clear the bookcases in the store room creating even more chaos in the home, so that the plumber has access.

This is the manifold for the under floor heating on the ground floor.

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And this is what the underfloor heating pipes look like before the concrete is laid over the top, which is what the builders are doing today.

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Yesterday they started the plastering on the first and second floor, in the bedrooms.  It really transforms the rooms and the finish is silky smooth – wonderful. With the plastering on the walls the patress boxes disappear into the walls and will be ready for the second fix which is adding the sockets.

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This makes the nooks and crannies stand out even more.

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The old beams on the ceilings seamlessly fit in now.

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Next job for us will be to choose the colours for the walls to be painted.  It is a shame we have so much disruption in the main part of the house as we are closed as B&B and having to turn business away.  Anyway we have the finish to look forward to.

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2 Comments »

  1. Cram, Christine M said

    Hi Kathy and Neil

    This looks amazing. We can’t wait to see this in the flesh. 5 weeks tomorrow we leave Australia. Unbelievable. See you soon

    Chris

    Christine Cram

    Seymour College
    Loco St
    PO Box 266
    Seymour 3661

    P: 5771 1300
    F: 5792 4041

    • HI chris, yes it is getting closer and closer. We are in terrible chaos at the moment and I am not sure that the doors and the side will be back on the airing cupboard in the guest bathroom when you come, so you will have to take us as you find us, but your bedroom will be OK. You will be able to see the progress on the renovation when you are here. they do seem to be getting on in leaps and bounds. xxx

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