This was an interesting project I recently designed and built. A local company wanted to create a stage with tiered seating area for about 100 people, to be used for events, presentations and so on. This was the result.
To maintain the depth of insulation covering the ceiling, I built simple timber frames to lay the boards on.
These stairs and landings were fitted with engineered oak flooring. New skirting boards were fitted, and the stairwell and landings were completely redecorated. This was one of the trickier flooring jobs I've done, on account of the number of cuts involved.
I installed a power socket behind so there's no cables on view.
This is a clever little invention - a wireless switch. A receiver is wired in at the light fitting:
and is matched to the switch. The switch needs no power supply - when you press it, it converts the kinetic energy to electricity, which powers the signal to the receiver!
It has an impressive range - 30m indoors and 160m outdoors, and works through walls. One switch can control multiple receivers, or multiple switches can control one receiver. It's possible to get a key fob switch, and there's even a dimmer switch version available! They're safe to use in bathrooms, and there's no need to cut channels for cables. Here we used it to control garage lights from inside the main house - using a wireless switch saved a lot of time, expense and disruption.
It can sometimes be difficult to make a neat, effective seal around baths or shower trays using just silicone sealant, particularly if the gap is quite large. In these instances I bed uPVC quadrant into the sealant, which creates a neat and watertight seal.