|Another fully artexed, anaglypta and polystyrene covered igloo! But this room will need to be used as it is until we have time to work on it. As with the other rooms there is minimal insulation. There are strange wooden boxes/shelves on the walls and a boxed in section above the area where the stairs are.|
|The first weekend of was spent clearing the last of the boxes back into the games room so that I could then lift the floor and install the final cables for the alarm which we had moved from under the stairs into the upstairs service cupboard. I pulled up part of the the floor to relocate the cables in the hallway and study and I put in cables for smoke detectors in the house and games room. The alarm was moved and now covers both buildings.|
|In August we finally started to work on the front bedroom by removing the plasterboard wall into the eaves, stripping out the old central heating pipes, removing some old electrics and insulating the eaves.|
|OK, another year on and loads of other things have been done but still nothing has happened in this room. Time to turn our attentions to it and get it finished, not least to stop the heat from disappearing out through the walls and eves. Luke helped me remove the floor and prepare it for the underfloor heating. I had a lot of tidying of cables to do before I could think about refitting the floor. I got rid of redundant cables and replaced some of the older wire with new as well as re-routing many that were tangled.|
|We finally completed the front bedroom, well almost. It is completed enough for Anne to stay over Christmas. Karen painted the room and waxed all the woodwork while I fitted the sockets, lights, new window handles and skirting ready for the carpet to be fitted.|
We moved all the furniture into the room the weekend before Christmas and the final bit of work this year was to insulate the loft space above the ceiling on Christmas eve, a difficult job in a very tight space to put me in the Christmas spirit. All that is left to do now is buy a double bed, make a small cupboard door and replace the window seals.
It is good to be able to say that apart from some small bits the upstairs of the house is finally complete! Merry Christmas!