September was a busy month with lots of noise and dust but there isn’t an awful lot to show for it as all the work has been hidden under floorboards and behind walls.

The good news is that the electrics are almost finished.  We’ve got lots of new plug sockets (which are no longer in the skirting boards), new light switches and preparation is underway for the smoke detectors.  Having spoken to the building regs inspector we’re actually going to put more smoke detectors in so that we can keep the original doors in all the bedrooms.  The other alternative was to put thick fire doors in but we think the smoke detectors is a much better route for a number of reasons.

The final job for now is the alarm system but that is all on track and then we just need to buy the furniture for the plug sockets and light switches.

The plumper has also been busy at work and we’re getting close to having the new heating system installed in the new bathroom…..just in time as the temperature is dropping!

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About katerenovates

Hello and welcome to Kate Renovates - a blog about my attempts at renovation. The Husband and I have now been living in our house for four years and changes are being made slowly. It's an unloved Victorian townhouse that had been converted into two flats. Armed with a little bit of know-how and bags of enthusiasm, we have turned it back into one house and are transforming it into our home. Many of the original features remain but the flats had been rented out and so none of the rooms were in great shape. Luckily, it has a fully functioning kitchen and we recently finished the new bathroom and so things are getting more and more comfortable all the time. We're learning as we go and sharing our ups (and downs) on here as we try (fingers crossed) to bring the house back to life. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my blog or any tips you may have on our house project, so to contact me, please email
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