Category Archives: skirting boards

A few minor disasters

The day before the water damage occurred, hubby asked me to come and look at the limestone flooring. The sealant had been applied and it looked terrible. Our builder was experimenting with other sealants, but the one that was used was recommended by the tiling company. After a bit of research the two options were for what caused it were chemical residue rising to the surface or grout being spread over the tiles with the sealant.  The later seemed more likely, and the tiling company agreed.  The other option was that it was too cold when applied.  So our builder now has some tile cleaner to remove it all before the tiles are resealed.

Tiles before sealing
Tiles before sealing

 

Tiles after Sealing
Tiles after Sealing
Tiles after Sealing
Tiles after Sealing

The other mishap was discovered today.  Our builder needed to order some more of the main skirting boards.  When they were delivered they didn’t match the skirtings already installed.  The supplier came on site to investigate and it turns out they supplied the wrong one the first time.  They have offered to provide the labour to fix the problem, so now I need to go and have a look tomorrow and see whether the ones fitted are OK, or if we take the extra time to have them replaced with the correct boards.

And finally, we arranged for the gas connection this week.  It turns out we should have done it about 6 weeks ago.  It takes 4 – 6 weeks to connect, and then the meter can be ordered.

 

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Doors, architraves and skirting boards

The internal doors were delivered last week – a great big pile of them!

Doors Delivered
Doors Delivered
Doors Delivered
Doors Delivered

This week, most of them have been installed and the architraves are going up around the doors and windows.  The skirting boards are also going on.

Master Bed Skirting and Architrave
Master Bed Skirting and Architrave
Living Area Architraves
Living Area Architraves
Hallway Doors and Cupboards
Hallway Doors and Cupboards
Architraves around doors
Architraves around doors
Architraves around doors
Architraves around doors
Architraves around doors
Architraves around doors
Architraves and Skirtings
Architraves and Skirtings

 

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