Things are moving along nicely now with plasterboard starting to go in, in places.  The Italian system of electrical wiring is quite different to the UK – they put in plastic conduit and the actual cables are poked through the conduit later.  It actually makes a lot of sense –[…]

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Now it’s the turn of the ground floor to be full of poles as the upper floors get screed laid down.  The second photo shows the lovely ceiling beams again. The weather is now getting seriously hot and there’s lots of work to do on the grounds… do you think[…]

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The lower ground floor is a sea of supports whilst floors are strengthened and screed laid above.  Work is also progressing to repair the mortar work to the exterior walls.

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The lintel and surround for the new wider doorway from the living room through to the dining area has been completed.  The builders have knocked through the new double doors from the kitchen onto the terrace. Lovely views over the fields, I didn’t know my phone’s camera could take such lovely[…]

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The floor has been levelled and insulation laid for the ground floor apartment.  The builders have made sure this is well insulated from the soil below.  The orange pipe is for ventilation to stop moisture accumulating.

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Work is progressing on the bedrooms.  The first photo is the view from the master bedroom through the door towards the top of the stairs.  This room will be magnificent, stretching across the whole of the front of the house.  The second photo shows the now-removed mezzanine floor – it[…]

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The first floor bathroom has gone!  This will be the second suite on the top floor, the bathroom will be moved next to the staircase so that it can be used as an en-suite or accessed from the landing.

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The airmiles are certainly taking a hammering travelling backwards and forwards from the UK to manage the project.  The weather is lovely with blue skies and crisp mornings. Work has started on the waste water drainage and septic tank.  I took another shot of the pizza oven in the lower[…]

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It’s a bit colder in January but there’s still beautiful misty views across to the lake.  It’s not been possible to do very much work over the winter, but the landscapers have removed part of the earthen bank to the right of the property (as you look from the lower[…]

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