'Ice Road Truckers - The Umbria Trail'?
Saturday, 17 March 2012
The arterial installation of first-fix wiring and plumbing creates amazing patterns across the sub-floor, all soon to be permanently covered by the aerated raised floor.
This invisible but vital network will carry water, power, light and heat to every corner of the house. To the layman it may seem complicated and chaotic but rest assured … it is all carefully planned … I hope!
Once installed and covered up there is no record of where each tube starts and finishes so how, I ask, do we know which to use for what? The answer is surprising, blow down one end and the other end whistles … simple really! Wish I’d thought of that!
Future kitchen corner with indication of wiring routes to required power sockets for appliances, extract hood, etc. and underfloor heating distribution panel on the left. All this work and investment is about to be hidden for ever and the only sizable hole left will be … in the rapidly shrinking bank balance!
We now have scaffolding round half the house so the builders can start the rather tedious and dusty task of hacking out old pointing, patching and infilling where necessary with new stone pieces and cement render … before re-pointing in an ‘Antique Cream’ colour approved by the local planners.