Well we got the keys on Friday and spent the weekend cleaning and painting the ceilings white (originally a dense mid blue which took at least two coats of brilliant white to hide). I spent an educational day exploring the wiring and lighting setup (the former owner was a professional electrician - Glad he never did any work for me!) ( A detailed description followsCollapse )
Now for the good news, it is double glazed - mostly - for some reason known only to God the back bedroom is single glazed. The gas central heating radiators have thermostatic valves.
Things to do
1, Replace the light bulbs with energy efficient ones (replacing the dimmer switches as needed. Already done in the hall and landing; Bedroom and Lounge next on the list, also the cabinet work lights (there were new low wattage mini fluorescent lights in the garden shed will be fitting those soon!)
2, Remodel the bathroom lights to something less tropical.
3, Slightly further out, clear out and properly insulate the attic, and arrange reasonable loft storage.