There is still hope

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OK so I was scratching my head about getting a new plasterer in. Another one, another day, another quote. I was feeling down about it. The making of the room is pushed another week.… Continue reading

The room that will never be lived in

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OK so obvioulsy it was too good to be true. Tom arrived today 7.30AM and worked. Called me in around 2.30 to check his work as he was ‘finished’. Me impressed, said ”… Continue reading

Working with builder tip number 2

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Get the quote in writing. Have black on white the list of what is going to be done and the cost, inculding the VAT. Some builders add it after or just say that… Continue reading

Being home while builders work

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But I must admin it has been really hard to work with builders upstairs as the noise was very loud. Between sawing insulation board, drilling to fix them to the wall, mixing plaster, a lot… Continue reading

A few new walls: insulated and plastered

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Tom started the day at 7.30AM and worked solid until 4.30PM. He brought his own drink and mug just come in the kitchen every so often to get boiled water. He protected stairs,… Continue reading

Saturday’s building work

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I texted John last night saying ‘see you tomorrow’. He showed up as promised at 9.30AM to cut radiator pipes to be under floorboard level (so the plasterer can insulate the walls) drain… Continue reading

My boss is the best

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I decided to look more at the positive tonight. Instead of moaning of plumber harrassing me and other dark corner of my home being messy and not lived in. I want to say… Continue reading

Battle of the plumbers

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I am in shock. Young plumber emailed me: “I have revised the estimate and wittled it down as much as I can to drain system and I supply materials. Labour and material Total  £248. 00”.… Continue reading

And the winner is: John the plumber

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I am so tired of plumbers! But thankfully I did not let John know I was getting another quote. If I have had he might not have been willing to do the work… Continue reading

Younger plumber out

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  It was too good to be true. I received yesterday the official quote from Barry the plumber, see Young, gifted and plumber, his knowledge has a price: £675! So I just texted… Continue reading