Friday, 20 April 2012


Iain and I have been putting up plasterboard in the kitchen and having done most of it Iain decided it was time to move the cooker in.
This is where it is going. The board behind is not plasterboard but superlux which is fireproof. Iain needed it in position so he could work out the plumbing before we put the plasterboard on the wall which is left in the picture.
This is the extremely heavy Esse cooker.
This is after the kitchen arrived. The cooker is in place but with it's box back over it. If we took delivery of the kitchen we would save 5% but of course now it is very much in the way, but as you can see the kitchen is plasterboarded.
So is the Utility room.
The above pic is the utility room.

So now we need a 'taper' but as usual having phoned 4 different ones, 2 didn't turn up and 2 didn't return my calls. Will try again after our week away training.
The living room is next then Iain can go back to plumbing and if we get someone to tape the plasterboard I can start priming and painting.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Some pics

This is the study at the back of the house
This is the bathroom.
This is the heat store that is extremely heavy.

The first sheet of plasterboard in the kitchen.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Friends week with us

David & Jill came up to Sunny Scotland for a week and to help with the build. They arrived Saturday 24th March and started work on Sunday. The jobs to be done before putting up plasterboard was to put dwangs in place for the electrical back boxes.
The first dwang David put in, Iain used the nail gun to fix it into position BUT he shot David with the nail in the knee.
Luckily David was far enough away, it only glanced off and didn't leave a mark. So Iain was sort of forgiven.
After all the dwangs were put in and we had tidied up we could start plasterboarding, but not quite.
Dwangs then had to be put between the joists to fasten the plasterboard to.
Now plasterboard could go up.
We did finish the room and managed to move the extremely heavy heat store in from the drive too.
So more pictures to follow.