The guys were back at full speed with the New Year, and since the start of January the underflooring heating has been laid, the wooden floors upstairs, the stone tiles in the downstairs are going down, the utility room is in, the kitchen is half in, the skirting and down frames are done, some of the cupboards fitted out and the place has had a first coat of paint. On the outside the place has been rendered and the stonework pointed. In the bothy the floors are down, the kitchen is in, as is the spiral stair. Phew - I am tired just listing all that!
The fireplace for the bothy was too small, right Kw but it takes logs that are a maximum length of 10 cm. I like cutting wood, but not that much! So we sent it back and the very nice people at the fireplace company (Robertsons Stone Centre) agreed to change it for the next model up at no additional cost. Nice people!
Unlike Vicaima who supplied the interior doors, they took 10 weeks to arrive and when they came they were the wrong ones (our fault, well actually their crappy website but...). Anyway they refused to swap them, despite the fact they were off the shelf, miserable buggers! Fortunately our friendly builders offered to buy them off us, so all was not lost.
Current timeframe says we will be in by the end of February, so there is still lots to happen in the next 26 days - watch this space....
|Outside, pretty much finished, including the pointing and the rendering of the extension|
|Big windows in - finally|
|Windows from Nordan - Finally|
|Kitchen half in...|
|There will be a stair case here...|
|The heat recovery unit, this is about the only place they have laid the wooden floor and then not covered it with protective material. So its the best chance to see how it looks|
|Making the most of the scaffold before it disappears|
|Bothy kitchen in|
|Spiral stair in bothy|