Basically done now @ Syston.
Vinny finished painting Tue with all the gloss looking spot on. I've had to do the bedroom cupboard shelves so these will obviously be the best part! We were going to seal to gap between the skirt and floor with silicone/caulk. Did a test piece and I thought it looked poor so we knocked that on the head. It would have stopped water going under the skirts when the floor is mopped. I've already ran a bead under the skirt anyway. The floor shouldn't be getting that wet either when mopping. So was unnecessary. 9 days in all to paint, bit heavy but there was a fair amount of woodwork internally and it all had three coats.
Tiling is all grouted as of today. few sockets to screw back and some silicone to seal the joints. Shower enc needs sealing up also.
Turfed the garden and gravelled everywhere else. Only gardening that needs to be done is mowing the lawn. Appears to be taking well so fingers crossed. Great grass growing weather this week, sunshine and showers/worst storm i've ever seen.
Carpet man measured up this week, got to go in tomorrow and pick the carpets.
New front door panel is in and hallway is massively lighter! Looks the part too.
Air tightness test was last week. Achieved a ridiculously good result of 2.72 only be told that it's almost too good which is when you start needing extra mechanical ventilation. I don't understand how you can strive to achieve air tightness to then be told you did too well. Me and the bloke walked around after and he had left 2 trickle vents open (or Vin had opened them). He offered to re do the test but as my target was 6.8 I didn't see the point. I can see air bricks being installed at some point, unless people use the windows and trickle vents properly. SAP/EPC calc man is happy anyway, and heating bills should be very low. Paranoia on my part obviously paid off.
Had the big cleanup yesterday, everything is nice and spotless with all the rammel in the lounge. I may need to now invest in a shed.
So this week consists of choosing carpets, meeting the Architect Tue for sign off, Building inspector when it suits both of us for sign off and getting on the case of the bloke doing the dropped kerb in front of the drive. Bit of fence to paint as well.
Will stop the weekly updates now but i'll be back with any updates and final pics.
|Clever 3x3 post with auto latch to hold gate open.|
Bt duct & rope poking out under lounge window for connection
|Gravel on tarp to use after fence painted|
|Level threshold and access to back door as well as front|
|Wet grout on bottom tiles to bath|
|Doors off while grounting & silicone|
|Too much flash, hides the cream|