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.
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”