major rant warning!! our next door neighbours (semi-detached) moved at the end of november. they had done up their house beautifully - except it realy needed re-wiring - which was refelected in the price. our area is full of run-down decent-sized houses being sold at suitably-adjusted prices by those too old to upkeep them (as ours was) and yet, the family who have bought next door have gutted the place (i weep at the torn-down built-in bookcases). the wall they have knocked through makes perfect architectural sense, putting in under-floor heating does not - houses in our road have a weird construction, with concrete floors and internal walls built to external wall specifications this is why, i imagine, 2 months later, and 2 weeks after the house was supposed to be finished and ready to move into, the builders are still crashing about and using - i presume - hydraulic drills 8 till 6 - now weekends as well as weekdays - our whole house vibrates - the neighbours the other side, whose house isn't joined, are finding it wearing - i am beginning to feel the nerve ends near the surface bleugh!!!