Hi all, going to keep track of the remodel of my ground floor here It'll involve moving from one room into another and opening up a chimney to install a stove - the tv and centre speaker will be mounted above with the cables channelled and then run under the floorboards across to the cupboard under the stairs that will house the AV equipment. The budget for all the work including all building/plumbing/electric was originally £4k but that has risen to around £5k already due to needing the chimney repointing and adding a plinth heather to the central heating in the kitchen. Budget includes, stove, flue pipe and fixings, wiring, new floor throughout the groundfloor, replastering both rooms, pointing, knocking out the fireplace, installing a lintel, bricking in one in the other room etc. This is the masterplan The wiring for the fireplace Hopefully the final product will look something like this I've started knocking the hole in the fireplace through and I've started the channelling to see what I was letting myself in for. The plaster at the bottom of the fireplace is pretty rotten so it'll all have to come off upto about 6ft and then just be boarded in. I've chosen my recliner my settee Stove - A Mendip Loxton 5 Deadline for the project is 10th May (furniture delivery) which is an issue as a lot of the work is reliant on my plumber moving our boiler and rerouting the heating pipes out of the fireplace. Unfortunately he can't start until 25th March and then the stove can't be installed until 25th April due to budget constraints. I.e. I'm skint until then I've also bought 100m of Philex speaker cable and a 12m HDMI lead so I'll install them while the floorboards are up. Is it worth wrapping the cable in anything to protect it or will it be ok just running through the crawlspace under the floor?