The owners wanted to have the heavy and urgent work before finishing it off themselves. This is a common situation for us. We are used to preparing projects to a given level and letting the owners take over. We occasionally get involved in rectifying DIY nightmares too. The house is stone built (schist) and has been altered and extended over time. Originally it had Lojas on the ground floor where the animals were kept and the wine was made. These had a low wooden joist and board ceiling and rough hewn stone floors.
At the same time we had to manage the drainage of water which entered the house through the foundations as we had dug below the foundation level.
This was so we could accommodate two doorways, have enough head height so as not to hit your head on the first floor beam and still have enough room around the bathroom doorway. Rubix cubes? No problem!
After many years of rain entering the house had started to rot the corner of the floor. This was removed when the stair's and new landing were created.
New double glazed windows are to be fitted. First we remove the old windows and make the walls square ready for the new windows.