Saturday, 14 January 2012

Day 107: Fixing Complete and Prepped for Paint

It was with some trepidation that we visited the house today.  Would the fixing be completed?  Would the painting be started as scheduled? This has certainly felt the longest, slowest week since the build began.

We were pleased to see on arrival that the portico beams had been lined and the eaves are complete with quad lining the brick edging around the entire house. The external Laundry door is still missing a handle so we're still not quite technically locked up, but at least this meant we could still gain access!

The sense of relief continued when we entered the house. The skirtings and architraves are now all fixed in place and whilst the painters haven't yet started the undercoat, they have prepped all the woodwork for painting, with all the nail holes and architrave joins filled and sanded.


So our Site Manager's return from leave on Monday should coincide with the first day of undercoating. Then the plasterers will return to fix the various dents and holes before top coats commence.

The Rumpus entrance is still unfortunately sporting the hallway sliding door, but the uneven linen cupboard doors thankfully have been removed. The carpenter must have discovered the error by a process of elimination as there are two 520mm doors left standing against a wall nearby. These are the standard sized linen doors, but we widened the cupboard to take advantage of the space left by the ducted heating void in the original plans, so they should be 2x620mm doors. The Site Manager will have to chase these along with our missing feature door for the Rumpus room.

I can't wait to see the house all painted white next weekend. It will give a better indication as to the light levels in each room. I'm particularly interested in the kitchen given we are still keen to put skylights in after handover, and also the bedrooms as they are on the south side of the house and quite close to the fence.

Bring on next week!

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