This weekend has been quite productive. Mum and Dad came up to give me a hand with doing the panelling in the bathroom. 16 panels, the capping trim and 3 tubes of silicon sealant came to about £200, and the associated wood, screws and N0-Nails was probably an additional £30.
Saturday saw the removal of the tiles on the two brick walls (leaving the tiles on the plasterboard wall intact, not wanting to rip the plasterboard), and the placing of the battens on the long wall. Hammer drills are wonderful tools, making short work of the cement and bricks – my little 14.4V cordless drill was definitely struggling to get the bit through the wall. It also saw the learning curve of putting the panels onto the battens – it isn’t as easy as it might seem.