E-on have cashed our cheque, which is good news! Martyn has confirmed the 18th of September to finish the 1st fix electrics, which is also good news.
We started on Tuesday night to attempt to repair the cracks in the render, seeing as it looks like they might have stabilised. For some reason we decided the front wall was the best place to start. This turned out to be a mistake! I was filling the cracks with liberal amounts of filler, about 1" wide in total, thinking we'd sand it down flush later. But of course the render isnt smooth, so even sanded down and painted you can still obviously see where the filler is. A minor disaster.
Last night I tried with a much smaller implement (something mum gave me, I think its from a manicure set or something!), on the back wall, with much more promising results.
And for my birthday this year I have one of these: