The first part of the new room came before we started to take the plaster off and we wanted to share it with you. It is our oak lintel for the stove. We got it from Little Love Farm and we were impressed by the quality of it and how easy it was to fit. We'll keep you up to date with how the job is going and how the final room looks. Next job is to extend the hearth putting right the terrible job the fitters did. That's another story and one we don't want to revisit but safe to say, choose the right person for the job and if you can do it, do it because it's frightening how many people email us to tell us about trades people who do botch jobs.