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).
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”
Today we at long last had the balcony sealed with fibreglass. Last time, we discussed the balcony build-up with all the various layers. Now we have the first layer of fibreglass laid on top of all that build-up. While this is not the final finish, it seals the balcony and stops the water that hasContinue reading “No more water through the balcony”
This week, the cladding has started going up. We’ve gone with a cedar cladding with modern, sleek lines covering the top half of the front of the house, to add a bit more detail and break up large sections of white render. If you look closely, you’ll also see that we’ve started lining the insideContinue reading “The right kind of cladding”
We’ve been building our balcony today, and that involves a number of layers of various materials that all come together to make a nice “whole”. Our timber frame started off with a number of joists supporting an 18mm OSB board. We painted this with bitumen paint to attempt to stop the constant rain drips fromContinue reading “Building a balcony”