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Our first project with the house has been to replace the ceiling. It has done it's job the past thirty years without even being undercoated. Also, at some point a home handy man has had a go at 'repairing' the roof himself,  leaving holes in the metal, and thus water damage to the ceiling. 

After replacing the ceiling we will replace the roof and insulate at the same time. Being a low profile roof, we have to do things in this order, though it seems backwards. The insulation will be laid on top of the new ceiling while the roof is off.
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The plasterer came and inspected the ceiling, gave us his advice, quote and directions for Dave to get to work removing the cornice moulding.

Goodbye cornicing...
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Hello ants!
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When the ants started spilling out from the roof cavity as the cornice moulding was removed I was just a little concerned and promptly demanded Dave call the plasterer. I could hear the plasterer laughing through the phone as Dave explained the situation. Who knew that black ants in the ceiling was common fare? "Welcome to the life of a plasterer." Indeed.

This weekend the electrician comes to remove the light fittings before Dave and his friends embark on a demolition party to pull down all the ceiling boards and time permitting, some of the other 'features' of the house.

Cohen and I will be spending the day elsewhere. A convenient time to be pregnant...

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