We now have access from our back door, which happens to be the main door of the house. The joiners came yesterday as promised. They made a lot of noise with drills and saws and nail guns, and the result was that we now have the basis for a floor on the extension. The bad news is that we also have a temporary set of steps to enable us to get in and out. This probably means there will be no more action for several months. However, no doubt all will unfold as the spring, and hopefully better weather, arrives.
Joiner #1 says we are very patient. Joiner #2 just looks embarrassed.