The problems with old houses

Don’t get me wrong, I love having an old house. But when we got an electrician in to check everything and he discovered that none of the lighting had earth wires and there weren’t enough fuses to cover the whole house, we swallowed. The electrics had been described as “mixed vintage” in the home report, so we knew it wasn’t all rosy, but still.

In the end we needed to completely rewire the house and get a new fuse box. The electricians were great and worked as quickly as humanly possible, but it still took them the better part of three weeks. Add to that the bathroom re-do (more on that in a later post) and we’ve owned the house for three and a half months and still haven’t moved in…




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