The day has come, and we have officially moved into our new home! Of course, there are many things still to do and many months of work to get it all finished, but the inside is mostly done and we’re able to happily live in it. This is not the end of the road forContinue reading “We’re in!”
For the utility, we deliberated a bit about whether to go for a C-shape with cupboards on three sides, but we decided it would close off the room too much. In the end, we went with two banks of cupboards opposite each other, with one side being tall (as seen above). All the units areContinue reading “Utility cupboards are in”
We’ve always been a fan of large mirrors, and we had a full-width, ful-height mirror in our old bathroom, cut to size and glued to the wall. This time, we decided to have a similar mirror in the main bathroom since we have a large wall available in front of the basin. We ordered aContinue reading “Large and heavy mirrors”
Last time we saw the start of our ground floor flooring installation. That has now been completed, and so we now move up to the first floor, where we’re having a mix of carpets in all the bedrooms and hallway, and vinyls in two bathrooms (the main en-suite floor is tiled). Carpet-laying has now startedContinue reading “Ground floor flooring done, carpets mostly fitted”
Today marked the start of one of the last major pieces of work to be done before we’re able to move in. We’ve chosen a Karndean floor (specifically the Van Gogh range) which is glued down rather than floating. In preparation, our installers Contract Flooring ground down the screed sub-floor and finished it to aContinue reading “Ground floor flooring has started”
Most of the carpentry upstairs (things like skirtings, architraves, door frames, window cills and doors) is now finished, and it’s time to paint it all. However, doing it by hand would take weeks and weeks. Instead, we decided to go with paint spraying. It’s basically the same paint but applied using a spray machine whichContinue reading “No fool when it comes to painting”
This morning we had our mains water pipe connected, finally completing all our services and allowing work to proceed with getting our boiler up and running. Once that’s happened, we can finally have some heating on in the house!
Today, after a lot of delay and misunderstandings, we’ve finally managed to have fibre cable installed to the house. Our development as a whole is signed up to a now-closed Openreach trial scheme to install FTTP to each plot. This opens up the possibility of up to 1Gbps connections which is leaps and bounds beyondContinue reading “Fibre at last”
Our metal roof has been featured on Instagram by Cornwall Zinc Roofing, the company that installed it! Don’t miss the lovely drone footage with a 360° roof tour.