|The downstairs floor being levelled and raised|
Meanwhile the ceiling in our main bedroom was also being levelled. Before, it was simply floorboards, hence bits of sunlight and lots of dust coming through. Shame though to lose the beams.
The next step was to level it (we probably lost another 8cm in height there too!):
and finally put insulation in before creating the new ceiling:
We are also now very close to getting the floor finished. Unfortunately, although we over-ordered on the parquet we are missing a measly 3 cm wide strip - so close yet so far! - hence the job is not quite done. However, we have a shed load of the accompanying skirting board left over so I suppose that evens it out!
We had hoped to get the wood burner installed as well but that's not now going to be fitted until we have gone back to Oz. Yup the dance floor is ready but no band arrived to play! Plus those of you with a keen eye may have noticed that the kitchen sink is now more suited to hobbits as levelling (and raising) the floor has probably made it about 7cm lower than before! Ah well, another job for another day!
|So far during our adventure, downstairs has gone from this ...|
|... to this|