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The sky's the limit... [Nov. 23rd, 2006|01:35 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
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Our lovely wood tongue-n-groove ceiling in our 23ft living room has to come down due to rented flat fire regulations.

We have had workmen in since 9am this morning - they started to pull it down and a good 2ft of insulating stuff that looked like vermiculite began to fall down with it - got about a quarter of the ceiling off and our living room looked like a giant litter tray...

So they gave up, and are now about to cover the ceiling in pink plasterboard instead - our dyson nearly gave up and the piles of substance on the floor had to be scooped up with shovel followed by dustpan and brush.

After the pink plasterboard, new tongue-n-groove will go over it - fireproofed this time, so the 'Save Our Ceiling' Campaign will eventually be successful, but OH GAWD what a mess!!

The cat has very sensibly stayed outside through all of this, and now that the living room doesn't hold any temptations, it will be safe to let her back in lol!

Going to take a couple of days, and the backroom is stuffed with things, as is the bedroom - and I have no clean bedding left as it is all being used for dustsheets.

I've been wearing a scarf over my nose all morning, and am now in work feeling decidedly knackered - and the day has not yet begun.

I dread to think what it's going to look like when I get home at half ten...

Will keep you all posted;)

[User Picture]From: incantrix_uk
2006-11-23 02:12 pm (UTC)
Why did you have to clean up the mess?????!!!! The workmen should do it themselves AND protect your things from the dust. If it was my house they made that much mess in I'd be livid.....and they would certainly know it. When there were workmen doing loud, dusty work on the house next door they offered to wash my car when it got covered in dust. I know that's an exception but they shouldn't leave your flat looking like downtown Basra.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2006-11-24 01:30 pm (UTC)
Our things are protected - but we are saving on costs by doing it on our landlords behalf so he doesn't have to hire anyone himself. We have builder friends who specialise in ceilings and are charging 'mates rates'.

It already looked like downtown basra before the work lol! Too many musicians and band rehearsals have seen to that...

They'll do us a proper clearup when the ceilings all up and finished - but in the meantime it is a bit of a 'site':)
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