Or at least that’s what it’s felt like at times today! While Mick spent the day cutting and fitting insulation and plasterboard around and over the wall in the hallway where the heating pipework runs up to the manifold, I got my overalls on and set to working taping and skimming the gaps between plasterboard sheets. We need to get the ceilings done first so that we can get some paint on and then Dougie can come back and fit the lights and smoke alarms.
Starting off with the scrim tape in the bathroom – we’re having dinner plate-sized lights in there.
Since we weren’t doing anything dusty, we had a couple of helpers. Jura approves of underfloor heating!
It’s been about 10 years since I last did any plastering, but Mick came in to inspect my work and pulled that sort of surprised/approving face you make when you were expecting a mess and it actually turned out to be okay. This will get a light sand down tomorrow and then a second skim to smooth out any last holes.
The upstairs ceilings are all done apart from the landing (we need to set up our over-the-stairs platform again) and the downstairs are all taped apart from the kitchen (Mick was working in there) and the hall (no ceiling!). I might be able to get a fairly neat finish on the ceiling, but am less tidy when it comes to me…thank goodness for overalls!