As usual a lot of work went on at Auchenard this week – however most of it wasn’t visible. The new pipes were being installed for the heating system, and that takes place under the floorboards. A lot of the boards were lifted when the electrics were being installed there wasn’t much more damage to the floor – for which we are very thankful. It gives us hope that they should be in good shape by the time the works are finished. We are installing 14 radiators plus two heated towel rails for the bathroom and cloakroom so it really is a big task for the team.
First task was to remove all the existing radiators – there were about ten or so. When they were removed there was a lot of silt and dirt and you can see in some of the pictures where they have been removed there is some staining of the floor. Sanding should hopefully take care of that issue.
The radiators have been put on the wall to check that the system is watertight. They will then be removed so that the walls can be plastered back to smooth. When someone comes to renovate this property in 100 years they aren’t going to find half botched jobs and lots of layers of wallpaper. It will all go back to basics before we paint.
So what do you think? Does 14 radiators seem a lot? This house is twice the size of our current home so I suspect the heating bills will be increasing. We are also installing at least one wood burning stove. That should certainly keep things toasty as the winter sets in here in Scotland.