Friday, 24 February 2012

Almost a Home???

Today was the first time I had been to site and honestly felt that the end was finally in sight. Our bathrooms are all complete with the exception of final paint finishes. Our kitchen has been repaired with the exception of some small issues with one of the plinths which will be addressed early next week. A number of door jambs need to come out and be replaced due to some splitting issues and that should be completed by early next week.

Some realignment of the front fascia was needed after we had one of our brick pillars redone and this may have been completed late today. It's all now starting to come together but we just need to keep knocking down some of the other smaller issues to tidy things up.

We managed to get a few quotes for the driveway and need to book in our trades to have our flooring installed but again we need to sort out some firm dates first.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Deja Vu

Today saw the completion of our wet area floors after being redone due to some tiling errors. From first glance they appear to have been done really well and I am quite chuffed with the finished product. It will be nice to see them when they are all cleaned up so here's hoping they will look even better. We have had all of our skirting completed and now only have a few of the architraves still to be replaced. Our new laundry tub is in and our other replacement bit and pieces have been ordered and are due to arrive early next week.

Our last brick window sill was also completed today and appears to be much better then the last attempt and a number of our small mortar defects have also been rectified. If all goes to plan apparently the construction side of things should be completed early next week with only painting matter to then be addressed.

The list is getting shorter which is great to see, but we still have a little way to go yet.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Treading Water......

And so we are back from the darkness and hopefully moving ahead with no other mishaps as we look towards the light at the end of the tunnel. We had some issues that we appear to have overcome and fingers crossed we will not incur any more. I don't really want to dwell on the issues other then to say they were with contractors and their standard of work. When these issues were raised with MDJ they were dealt with and are presently in the process of being rectified.

Our column has been redone and looks far better then the former. The windows sills are predominantly complete with one still a work in progress. The wet area floors are nearly done and are a vast improvement on the original. The pantry door has been replaced and the front door repaired. Today saw the installation of our glass splashback and to be honest it looks "Shit hot"!

Hopefully over the next few days we will see a lot more progress.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Our Darkest Day

It is with a heavy heart that I advise I am unable to further update the blog on the progress of our build. We have encountered  issues with the build this year and today has been the lowest point of our entire journey.

We have raised these issues and are awaiting a reply.......