Hi All, As some of you may know m wife and I moved into a new house in October last year and since the new year I have been renovating as it is a "do-er-upper". We bought a Victorian terraced house in Glasgow. We had saved up a descent amount of money before moving in so we could get the workies in to do some much needed upgrades. However since moving in we have discovered the roof was leaking and got a very reputable company out (who carried out work on last property that we were very pleased with) to carry out repairs. Once on the roof they took many pictures and told us we need a new roof. We have since had a few other companies out who have all said the same thing. The house is also in a conservation area (not listed thankfully) and for those not in the know it means we have to get planning permission for any work that is required to the exterior of the house we need planning permission from the local council. When we moved in there was no TV aerial and no Virgin Cable in street so we had to go with Sky. However (get this, makes me laugh) when SKY came out to install everything they installed phone/broadband without a hitch however they have to put the dish on the roof (conservation thing) but have no ladders big enough to reach roof and do not use scaffolding!!! Unfortunately when they went to look in loft for skylight we discovered it has been nailed shut from the outside (cannot make this up!). So I have been watching TV through laptop connected to TV which is okay but need proper TV. In the attic there are two stain glass windows in the ceiling above the stairs and the batthroom. However some bright spark also removed the attic roof light windows so they are in eternal darkness. We have, as part of the roof planning approval, requested to re-instate the two roof lights and the skylight. However this roof work is eating into all our savings. So the work we had planned to get done by professionals is going to be done by me as much as I can. The plan being I will do the labour intensive work, the dismantling and then for the harder jobs and more complex get some pros into finish the last 10-15% where their expertise will hopefully make a difference. However I have bored you enough with my ongoing work in the house. I have tried to take pictures of the house when we moved in, things have changed a little but not much since we moved in but here are some photos for you all to enjoy: My plan is to update this as often as I can, however as most of the work is being done by myself progress will be slow. I also work long hours, trying lose weight (2.5st so far lost) and exercise more so progress will be slow... Bear with me though.