Sunday, 25 November 2012


Iain has just about finished the kitchen, just a small section of plinth to put into place.

The house is mostly finished just a lot of tidying up, the living room walls are still to be painted.
The skirting boards, architreve and window sills have to be painted then fitted.

It is liveable so we will be moving in this week.

The electrician still needs to come and finish the wiring for the heating and Iain still has to dig the trench to put the larger duct in so the electrical supply can be transferred from the caravan to the house, but it doesn't stop us from moving in.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Electric supply update

The supply couldn't be installed because the duct that we've laid for it isn't big enough. It is for single phase but we are having 2 phase.
Iain now has to dig up the duct and put the new bigger duct in, but at least it will be ready for the Electric company as the electrician came yesterday and is putting the consumer unit in and has nearly finished wiring all the lights and sockets too.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


The electrician came last Wednesday and had fitted most of the rooms by Friday. Then yesterday, Monday he didn't arrive. Today he still hasn't arrived but the Electrical supply people have and we have no consumer unit for them to connect to!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


The time came at the weekend to test the plumbing! Iain turned the water on, then off again, fixed the first leak and then turned the water back on.
The second OOPS came when the upstairs toilet was test flushed and promptly emptied through the light holes of the living room. A joint in the waste pipe had come apart when fitting the toilet but second test worked fine.
The last leak was a pipe at the very top of the tank, so 1000 litres of water to empty out before it could be soldered. It took long enough to fill the tank and longer still to empty it.
Iain is now working on getting the chimney up for the Esse cooker/boiler and there are a few steps to go through before we can light it, such as putting the water tank back that he had to move in the roof to be able to get to the chimney in a very tight space.
The electrician arrived today and both bedrooms and the landing now have sockets and lights. Hopefully tomorrow he'll get downstairs done, then it will be back to waiting for the electric company to come and transfer the electric to the house, then panic while we work out how to get power back to the caravan.
Moving into the house will be as soon as we have hot water and power. We already have a working toilet
We also have a new bed coming thanks to Mum and Dad, which is very much appreciated.