Digger got going to try and get the trenches in before the gas arrives next week. Just nudged an electricity cable which then cut off the power, not just for us, but the church across the road and next door to that. Mercy dash for a generator to keep some tropical fish alive - they need an electric pump for oxygen. Even though EDF came out, they couldn't see what the problem was with no obvious damage. Power is still off, EDF men still pondering!
Water pipes going in at the same time along with phone cable. So all can go into the same trench and make best use of the digger while it's there. Bathroom tiling started and all moving swiftly.