No, not a euphemism, we really do have the builders in.
We have just moved from a hugely congested and ever so slightly radioactive Kiev to a much fresher and all round brand new apartment in Lviv.
First night woke up to a massive flood in the kitchen; second night Noah from down stairs was at the door bleating on about a flood.
Today the builders have arrived and are currently dismantling the bidet (I thought it was a drinking fountain!) and destroying the newly minted bathroom searching for the source of the flood.
My mate Richard from the US, with some considerable experience of this part of the world once said to me that "seemingly Ukrainians can't even put two pipes together without them leaking."
Prophetic words indeed Richard.