The lighter side of life

In recent weeks we’ve see asbestos removal, new boiler, pipe work for central heating and electrics – but the most visible difference is the plastering of the walls and ceilings in the house. When it is freshly applied, plaster is a dark brown, so this hasn’t been the most aesthetically pleasing look, but it certainly…

Another day at the ranch

Each weekend there is something at Auchenard that requires our attention. Today we’re moving some of our deliveries out of the living and dining rooms so that our contractor can strip wallpaper and re-plaster. During each renovation there is a point when you just wish it was all over and Saturday morning could be used…

The heat is on!

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…