As a counterpoint to the delay, and shock of not realising about the VAT there has been the opportunity to work out our frustrations on destruction. As you may remember from a previous post Emily's superhero alter ego is Destructo! Her ability to make holes in any piece of plasterboard at speed has continued during our removal of the majority of the plasterboard / fibreboard in the house, and I have been ably assisting!

The only downside of efficient destruction, is the rather inefficient and depressing job of moving all the rubble to the skip(s) - our first attempt down the rather ridiculous stairs was halted by the arrival of A&H who suggested chucking it out the window - much more satisfying and probably more efficient...

The destruction has revealed: glazed bricks glazed bricksand an archway in what will be our bedroom;old archway
a hidden window in what will be the spare room;original window
and the garage roof inside the house in the upstairs living area.garage roof inside

We have also filled 2 large skips, done one trip to the tip, and have a few more to go before the builders start!
skip 1