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Trades Say the Funniest Things

Now when I say funny, it’s only funny after the project has finished. You know when you’ve had a glass of wine and you’re looking back at all that hard work and reflecting on all the “bloopers”. It’s funny then, but in reality, what I mean is ‘annoying’. I spoke about this somewhat last year when we were doing our loft conversion. If I had a pound for every time I heard, “You can’t do that” or saw this face: I’d be sitting pretty on a few hundred, I tell thee! And you know what, it’s exhausting having to constantly clue everyone up on new products and slightly more creative uses of materials. If I wasn’t quite as stubborn I would have just relented… but I didn’t. Exposed brick. Poplar plywood floorboards. Conduit lighting. All from last year’s big build. Only last week, I spent about 20 minutes trying to convince an electrician that you could get bathroom light switches that are IP rated and suitable for zone 2. “Yes, yes you can.” “I’ve seen …