Even though the building project is now complete, we’ve had our first major issues and had to call the guys back.
Firstly, our boiler has packed in. Even someone who isn’t an expert can see that it can’t be saved!
Secondly, the plumber hadn’t tightened up the fittings around the pipes in the new bathroom enough and water started to come through the kitchen ceiling. He has since returned and now we have two holes in our newly plastered walls. It’s a bit frustrating, but thank goodness we hadn’t started to decorate!
So all in all, not the best month, but luckily we had a contingency budget so a new boiler is on the way.
Then we can start the exciting stuff – choosing paints and decorating the rooms!
Read our other diary entries:
Part 1: Diary of a renovation
Part 2: Planning approved
Part 3: The renovation begins
Part 4: One month in
Part 5: External structure complete
Part 6: The builders have finished
Part 8: Time to turn to interiors