On Wednesday, they started building the gable wall for the bathroom, complete with a poured reinforced lintel for a 1.5m wide window.
On Thursday, it took half a day to put the pointy bit on.
In other news, we found that one of the walls between the new bathroom and a bedroom was very wobbly indeed, so it had to come out before it fell on someone.
This was a later construction of brick, as there was a smoker here (note the sooty stains all over this area), and wood wasn't allowed to be too close. You can see they truncated a cross-beam, and to be honest, I'd like some further support in there. It's a bit scary with all these open walls and spaces.
Knocking it down was a pushover, literally, and the shaft left by the demolished chimney saved carrying a load of bricks and plaster downstairs:
|Rubble down the easy way into the kitchen|
Things I really want/need to do soon:
- Take down all the false ceilings on the first floor
- Get a damn container to get rid of all the plasterboard lying about
- Ditto for all the old wood