Izumi was my number one helper once again, this time using a broom to hold the Gib (plaster board) in place on the ceiling while I screwed it in place. Once I had all the Gib on, it was time to add all the skirtings and window moldings then stop all the gaps with stopping compound. Once all the wiring was finished and power connected I no longer needed to run an extension lead from the house which was a potential safety issue with all the rain we've been having.
Fast forward a week or so and all the painting's done. The colour's called "Tea Ceremony" which seemed kind of appropriate, in view of our niece who's Japanese (she's also trained in the art of the Tea Ceremony). So all that remains are a few finishing touches, including carpet which my mate Bruce came to lay for me today. Bruce is actually a north shore linolayer but he often lays carpet too. And "Voila" it's practiaclly finished... at least on the inside.
So, we're finally ready to start using it.
The race is finished!
There's still a bit of work to do on the outside like finishing the decking, installing the underfloor insulation and adding flashings and guttering to the roof, but that can wait for now as April's going to be a busy month.
Read final article on this subject here.