Whizz forward 4 years and the major repairs are completed. The roof no longer leaks, the old rendering on the outside of the building has been taken off, central heating has been installed, the property has been completely rewired and new windows and lighting have been installed ...Oh! and I've renovated the old ovens!
Unfortunately, all this work used up 80% of my budget and I still have to construct the soundproof live room for the studio. This calls for desperate measures... Out go the expensive building contractors, and in come a few helpful friends and colleagues!