Anyway, David has done a great job of rationalising the electrics - although the barns had been recently rewired (2010), there had been various additions wired in after that and the ways in which these were brought back to the electrics boxes needed tidying up. Also, we are adding a number of sockets and lights. There have been issues like fitting the smoke alarms to conform to new Regulations, so that the alarms are now linked .... in one place this has been difficult, as it the supply needed to come out of the barn and into the house's main entrance hall/corridor - and the wall is over two feet thick ... so, this meant trying to find a channel used by the existing heating system and worming the electric cable along this:
The other door will lead from the sitting/dining room providing wide access through to the rest of the barn ... and what, with Phase 2, will become the corridor, bathroom and bedroom for guests with disabilities.
Today saw the delivery of the two French doors units - one will be lead from the sitting/dining room to the garden - as you see here on the left. The large window for the other wall was also delivered.
Well, next week will see the doors and window being fitted and the remaining flooring being laid - plus some painting; and we must put in a big wood order for the skirting boards. There is also a lot to do in the garden - harvesting some of the produce from the vegetable garden and also 'from the hedgerows' ... as the blackberry, damsons and sloes are waiting to be picked and bottled ..... and in the the next week I will try to get a new Category on this Blog set up - to tell a bit of the story of how the garden is coming along, and also some glimpses of the wildlife and the weather we have here.