Sourcing a local builder was a big issue, as they are few and far between. We finally found a lovely older retired gent who we had both known since our childhood who had been a builder locally for most of his life( he is nearing 80 years of age), and he has worked out brilliantly. He only works 3-4 days per week and only about 5 hours a day and is more than happy to work around our erratic schedule as we are his.
We decided to push our lounge/dining area out onto our existing front verandah creating more living space and bringing in more light.
Brian and the builder then got to work lining some of the interior walls and ceilings.
While all this was happening, the company that were to lay our vinyl in the 3 bedrooms contacted us to see if they could do our work earlier than originally planned and we agreed, the sooner the better even though it would mean total chaos.
Our floors which are concrete had to have a self levelling slurry poured and spread over them( and in our case 2 layers) which meant 3 days with drying and laying of the vinyl.We went with the vinyl option as it is easy care and just needs a few mats popped down for warmth.
Yesterday he has returned and we have now moved
We have much to do, but it all takes time and money.
So until we meet again down the track,
Take care everyone,