Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Installation of Electrics – First Fix, Extension Slab and Screed Laid.

Day forty four – Day Fifty Eight – 23rd December – 3rd January (week 9 and 10)

W/c 23rd December

Ground floor electrics first fix completed all the wiring of new electrical sockets and lighting to extension. The installation of 9 No. points for spot lights, 6 No double sockets and 2 no single sockets outlets along with new light switching point.

W/c 30th December

Ground floor electrics first fix completed wiring of new electrical sockets and lighting to existing living and dining areas. This included 2 No pendant points one to the new kitchen area and the other to the new dining area. The installation of 10 No points for new spot lights to dining area and 5 No points for new spot light to new kitchen. New sockets to dining and kitchen area. Electrics put into place for the ovens, hob and bottle cooler to the island unit. All lights have been switched on and are working and can be positioned within the ceiling plasterboard once the ceiling has been plastered.

As we had not heard from Jeff we decided to continue the works ourselves as we needed to move back home and still our property was inhabitable. We had been left with massive holes in our walls directly to outside which isnt ideal. So i gathered people to assist us and started on the Ground Floor extension – floor concrete slab and screed laid by laying the 1200 gauge polythene membrane linked into wall DPC directly on top of the beam and block floor. Followed by 120mm Celotex GA4000 insulation, followed by DPM then 75mm cement screed. This brings it virtually to FFL of the existing house.

We then boxed in the steels 2 No internal steel beams boxed in with 2×1 timbers and clad with 2 No layers of Gyproc Fireboard 12.5mm. The plasterboard ceiling where removal of the existing wall is required to be made good ready for plastering on Monday.

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