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Mar 30, 2012 - House Build    1 Comment

Days 175 – 179

Again this was a week where the final touches were being completed.  The whole place had to be cleaned through as there was a lot of construction dust which had settled on every available surface.  The final pieces of trim were installed and painted this week and the final piece of carpet was put down.  One piece had to be exchanged as there was a problem with it.

Unfortunately there are no pictures for this week 🙁  We were both very busy, I started my new job and Nick was busy with work also.  This meant that we only got up to the house once in the week and, I forgot to take the camera.

On the 30th March, Day 179, true to his word, our builder handed over the keys to the house 🙂

Mar 25, 2012 - House Build    No Comments

Days 168 – 172

We are now on the home straight for the house build.  We have been advised that it will all be complete by the end of March, that’s only 2 weeks away.

There are a lot of little jobs (in the grand scheme of things) to do.  The trim needs to go in and and be painted, doors need to be hung, carpets finished off.  It is mainly detail work now so although to the eye there is ‘only’ a bit to do it takes time to do these things.

On Tuesday this week the company came to fit the counter top in the kitchen.  We ordered a product called Silestone (for those in Wilts – you can get it at Leekes).  It is a reconstituted granite surface which is stain resistant and very hard wearing.  The colour we ordered is called Carbono.  The fitters were in the kitchen for about 3 hours installing the work top.  There were 6 pieces altogether and each piece weighed a fair amount.  Once teh had been put into position they had to seal the 2 joins.  This involved putting a clamp device on the surface and injecting a resin to bond the pieces together.  When they had finished you could hardly see the joins.  A very good job.