One day we’ll be hosting chic candlelit dinner parties here. But for the moment the conservatory on the side of the house has gone from being the tip for all the smashed concrete, bricks, plaster, stone from the work in the rest of the house over the past few weeks… to being a tidy space ready to be damp-proofed.

It took a day-and-a-half for Scott, Luke and David to wheelbarrow the whole lot out. Justified smiles all round.