Day 2 of the build was all about preparing for the bricklayers who are coming tomorrow. JB showed me a new tool that allows him to cut bricks out of a wall without breaking them. That’s what has been done here – bricks can be re-used and the blocking up of this window will be very neat.
It was a clear sunny day. That’s the brick dust you can see wafting over the neighbouring houses. Sorry neighbours! Later I had a disturbing thought. That was the dust created outside when they cut through a doorway – imagine the dust inside when they cut through the new internal kitchen door!
Once again, large sections of the moss green were so stubborn I had to leave them. I’m glad I finished this room as tomorrow and Friday all of the bathroom items are being delivered and this is where I am going to store them.
Tomorrow will be busy. There will be several major deliveries, the bricklayers will be arriving, the plumber will be decommissioning the boiler and shutting off much of the water in the house, the structural engineer will be here, the water company will be testing our water quality (lead pipes are going regardless) and I’m having a chat with the producer of a television series about home renovating…