Fearing another slow week, I decided to trial a new strategy to keep work progressing rapidly at House By The Water. Bribery.
Our builders, Webb and Brown-Neaves asked me to meet the tiler on site on Monday, so first thing in the morning I left the tiler a box of chocolates hoping it would make him work at his best. I know that the tiling is a big job and a critical one in the pathway to the builders handing over the keys on December 18th. Well I’m not sure that it had the desired effect, (any tilers reading, please send in your suggestions,) but we do at least now have the bathroom and ensuite screed.
The renderers have started to add the final textured layer to the house exterior:
I collected some render that had fallen to the ground to take to the tile shop. I need to select a tile to cover the top face of the patio awning. I want it to be inconspicuous.
The concreter poured the garage floor and a concrete plinth beside the house for the air conditioning unit to sit on:
A couple of broken windows have been replaced and some interior scaffolding is in place. I hope it means that the painter will start soon.
But the highlight of the week is definitely the arrival of the cabinets. My mum sent me a text message during the day…”There’s a large furniture truck outside your house.” Oooooh! Cabinets! Cabinets for the kitchen, scullery, laundry, bathroom and ensuite. Lots and lots of beautiful storage.
What a giant puzzle it must be now to put it all together.
For those of you who are missing my little chats about interiors, I promise a short break from building talk next week. I’ve been making a few exciting purchases and plans for our interior but I can’t reveal them just yet.