Hi Tuddlytops, just looking at your photos, good luck with the work, we have just finished(are we ever finished?!) a five year renovation projest of an 1830 cottage and barn. You would think I would be sick of it but I would do it all again. This is my third (and last) time to buy an old house in a state of total neglect and turn it into something beautiful. Keep asking for hints and things, will help out in any way I can, Eibh.