We finally have a real garage door, replacing the temporary wooden one that was made and installed by our carpenter right at the start of our house build. For the first time, this means we can enter our house without any padlocks or chains and can control the door itself electronically. For the time being,Continue reading “We have a garage door”
This week, our ground works contractor is back, this time digging and installing all our drainage and service ducts. This includes connecting up all the kitchen and bathroom drains and installing gulleys ready for our downpipes and other rainwater drains outside. As well as this, we’re installing ducts for our electricity, water and broadband connectionsContinue reading “Digging deep for drains”
After months of delays, today we finally had our gas service installed, with the utility digging our trench and connecting us up. The next step is to get a meter installed and then we can finally think about having some heating (of course, after the electricity and water have also been installed).
Today, the last of our scaffolding was removed, and for the first time we can see our house in all its glory without metal bars running all across it. We needed to do this to allow our drainage to go in (which involves a lot of trenches being dug around the house) but it alsoContinue reading “Scaffolding has gone”
Tiling started a couple of weeks ago and is about to finish with the last tiles going up in the main en-suite today. We’ve decided to make this a wet room which means there is no shower tray and we need to assume that most parts of the room may get wet. Most of theContinue reading “Tiling a wet room”
Tiling in our bathrooms started yesterday and progress is going well. We’ve started with the main bathroom and one of the en-suites, tiling the shower cubicles with two different tiles. Tiling will then move to some of the other areas of those bathrooms before finishing off with the second en-suite, which will be a wetContinue reading “Tiling has started”
Our plaster boarder has been back this week, finishing off the plaster boarding of the bifold door area in the dining room. He’s also started boarding out the garage, and here we’ve decided to go for a layer of 18mm OSB underneath the plasterboard. This will provide a solid base layer that we can useContinue reading “Boarding out the garage”
It’s always nice to be able to add finishing touches to something that’s been worked on for a little while, and a couple of days ago, we were able to do just that with our entrance glazing. The glazing came in three parts, separated by steel beams to take the weight. However, this left theContinue reading “Adding the final trims”