My dad's house is looking good and very close to being ready. Got loads done including a full car to the tip/skip. The downside was I screwed into a gas pipe trying to de-squeak a floorboard. Not my proudest moment. The gas board managed to send a couple of gas guys out within an hour. Pipe replaced. Phew. It turns out the most common causes of severed pipes are through carpet fitters. Made me feel a bit better.