Finally got round to starting on isolating Grannies side, so she is separated from all the dust and mess! (and hopefully she'll stop complaining she's cold.)
Knocked a hole through the supposedly concrete floor, which was 5mm thick in some places, and 5cm thick in other, all just rested on soil. Enormous stench of damp when digging it out.
Dug down to about 40 or 50cm and cleaned up next to the existing foundation (You can see it on the left)
Knocked a hole in the wall for the lintel to sit in after measuring it out.
Other end of lintel sitting neatly inside the wall.
Too cold to do much, glue didn't set properly.. bit of a nightmare, gave up pretty fast.
Poored very liquid concrete between the edge of the frame and the blocks that slide inside the edge to hold it all together and "fix" it in place.
Need to cut blocks to go ontop of the frame, between the lintel and the frame, and seat the lintel itself.
Then I need to get a new consumer unit for grannies side of the house and recess it into the blockwork which will go above the door, and create channels for the wiring to run through to the consumer unit.
Then eventually, a door might end up in there!
ceiling is next on the "to do" list for the hallway, and then eventually some time the floor, but we still need to go talk to a possible supplier for underfloor heating for system boards or staples and general supplies.