Electricians installed lights and smoke detectors in the hallway.
Wall lights in the lounge. They don’t have their little shades on yet.
Another hallway light.
Back bedroom (former servant’s bedroom).
On the back landing this fitting was attached to the still wet filler – a bit of a mess really but the electricians were determined to power up whether we were ready of not. In the end they spent half the day trying to figure out a short they had created in the downstairs sockets. So in fact some of the rooms that were ready, sanded and painted still didn’t get their lights! Argh! Frustrating.
Downstairs cloak room now empty after the removal of the old toilet. The little pane of broken glass in the window has been removed and a replacement ordered.
Rosie inspecting. Thankfully the terrazzo under the toilet was undamaged.
Our new, single stopcock for incoming water. Much better than the four original ones!
I have the hooks to put back on these timber struts. I just need to apply some paint remover to the old hooks first though.
P the plumber connected the top floor to the main pipework and the temporary pipe was removed. Also, on the top landing the three old pipes that ran up this wall to the old expansion tank in the roof were removed. It won’t be long until the temporary Great Wall on the left is removed too so that this ceiling can be over-boarded and plastered.
All of the taps and pipes and toilets were commissioned. In the darkness you can see Oliver sizing up his new steam bath platform. He likes to accompany you in the bathroom when you are having a shower and needs somewhere to sit.
Spotting the running water in the basin for the first time.
These waterfall taps are great.
The trouble is now the cats come to expect water on demand…
New rim latch and handle on the under servant stairs cupboard. Looking smart.
And on the servant’s stairs door.
New handle and mortise latch on the kitchen door.
Ceiling rose ring ready for fitting in the master bedroom.
Range cooker fitted and connected to gas and electricity. Shiny.
Oliver inspecting the ovens.
There are going to have to be some new rules enforced when the kitchen comes into use.
JB and P the plumber lighting the gas for the first time. We have fire!
Miss Rose. Just because.
Washing machine taps and outlet in the utility closet.
Build Day #81 was yesterday (Friday) and today there was a small amount of work done but I don’t consider today’s work a fully separate and complete build day as the trades were only here for an hour or so. The roofers were replacing roof tiles until their tile cutter broke down. T the kitchen man measured up for the glass splashback in the kitchen. The tilers came and fitted the splashbacks in the toilet…
They also repaired some of the lost grout in the kitchen and breakfast room quarry tile floors ready for Monday’s final cleaning and sealing.
As of Monday everyone will be barred from these two rooms while the floor is treated. Everything has been completed in here apart from the final electrical testing and the fitting of the over counter kitchen lights, both of which are low impact on the floor. Then on September 1st it will be time for us to move into these rooms!
They will become the new ‘Cat Headquarters’ and we will be moving all of their things in – cat beds, cat trees, food, litter, toy box etc. The rooms will also be my new Command Central for the rest of the build.