Anyway, the rockwool keeps a steady rain of bits on me and the itchiness is unbearable, so I decided over the weekend to start on the ceiling ahead of plan.
The lighting tower now has a board mounted on the base plate of a drummer throne to take full-sized two-man plaster boards. I had already bought smaller and slightly thinner ceiling boards, but I do have just enough to do all the walls and the ceiling. The problem was that the spaces between the joists are exactly right for a 120 x 240 cm board.
I wanted to be down to down to painted walls before we leave, but it was all more fiddly than I thought it would be, because all the walls and ceilings are crooked to some extent.
The torx screws have been great BTW. I can't imagine working with anything else now! You put them on the machine and there's just no slipping or jumping off. It saves having to buy a Makita self-loading autofeed cordless screw-gun for about £300 and it is better, as one does not have as many fails.
There's a lot more to do though. I've only done a wee bit of the skimming and none of the smoothing. There's all the painting. Then comes the cement boarding and floor tiles, followed by final finish with skirting boards etc. and fitting of units and installing the wood-burning stove from Hungary and then there are at least a couple of days of electrics.