Day 22: Pitched Roof Tiled and Flat Roof Insulated and Felted, Radiator Pipes and Mains Electric Cables Laid
August 12th 2013
Today was a busy day and building seems to be speeding up. 2 builders were working on the roof, one tiling and the other building the flat roof section. The other 2 builders were working inside. They installed the electric cables and plates (5 double sockets, one in each corner plus an extra behind the TV), my audio cables (4 speaker cables and a coax with RCA for a sub-woofer). Also set up was the extension pipe from a radiator. And the 2 windows arrived – although not Velux as expected. I think cheaper than Velux so I am not complaining.
Very handy witnessing the electrics going in (and photographing) as I will now always know exactly where it is safe to drill holes in the future. Most cable will be under the floor with just a uprights directly under the sockets.
This is not the standard way though, ideally the electrics should have gone up and over. If they ever need to be replaced it will be a nightmare, so let’s hope they do not. Had an independent electrical inspector look and he gave it the all-clear.
Lots of photos.