The work continued apace just prior to Christmas. The builder tried to put pressure on everyone to have the extension in a finished state for us. Unfortunately the electricians were a bit of a let-down, but other than that everyone else made fair effort to do so.
Here is where we left you last time with items crossed out as completed:
the kitchen and dining area tiling
the living room area carpeting
the carport (concreting & roofing)
the final electrical bits and pieces
the final plumbing bits and pieces
the final bits of painting and finishing
the fixing of anything that isn’t up to scratch (don’t get me started on this one)
And here are a few other things that I forgot to add at the time:
the tiling of the patio;
the moving of the air conditioning unit;
the removal of the temporary kitchen;
the creation of the fourth bedroom out of the ex-temporary kitchen;
the re-instatement of our front fence;
and whatever else I have forgotten.
And the builder has sent his progress claim stating 96% complete. The guy is a comedian in another life, I’m sure of it.
So, that is pretty much it as it goes for the interior. The patio is currently under tiling construction and should be finished in a couple of days. Mr O has been hard at work setting up a small (but long and very heavy) retaining wall in the back garden, so I will photograph that in the next few days too. At the moment the garden is more weed and soil oriented, but we will eventually get to having green stuff that doesn’t require pulling out by the end of summer, I am sure.
Until the next update, remember, don’t renovate if you want to stay sane !