Tuesday, 8 May 2012
End of week 13
Another slightly late update. Soon enough I'll be able to merge 2 weeks into one.
Outside is now all stoned up and ready for slabbing, blocking and gravelling. I've put a level access at the back (kitchen) door as well. I don't see the point in following all the Part M Building regs with regards to wheelchair access, to the expect someone in a chair to wheel out the front door and round the side if they want to go into the garden. Was also going to have a 600mm path with 150mm gravel but am now going to have a 900mm path all around. Do away with the gravel, the slabs will have a slight fall away from the house anyway.
I've fitted the majority of the kitchen. I'm waiting for the plumber to put a gas feed to the hob before I fix the worktops. I've also spaced out that run of units slightly differently to squeeze another 200mm wall unit in next to the cooker hood. I'll leave the pelmet and cornice till the sparks is finished and the splash back is tiled. Still have to choose the tiles for there. Interior design doesn't come naturally.
All the skirting's are cut as well as the majority of arc's. Have left all the hallway and kitchen ones off till after I've put my floor down as I think i'm going to go with an engineered Oak floor. Should match the worktop, easy to clean and not as cold as tiles. Both the bedrooms and the lounge are on. Bedrooms just need shelves inside the cupboards and a hanging rail. Will get on with the doors and floor once the tiling is done in the bathroom.
So this week patio and path should be done, sparks should be second fixed, and should start to see some tiles down in the bathroom.