Plaster and Paint

Wednesday 5th

The plumber was meant to come today so they can start to fit the bath. But he’s a no show.  At least the builders can do their bit and build the frame.

Thursday 6th

Nothing happens

Friday 7th

The plumber arrives and does he’s bit.  I wasn’t here, but I can’t see that it would have take any more than 30mins work.

The plasterers turn up too.  They sand the original work.  Then they get started on repairing the wall that was dismantled to get the hallway cavity door in and also around the bath.  So at least we back to construction rather than destruction.

Saturday 8th

Given the ceilings have been sanded, I give all the bare plaster a coat of primer and the Angus has asked if I’d mind giving the plaster around the bath a couple of coats of water proofing,  I’m happy to do it, it quite simple and will save him a trip out for what will be less than 1hour work.

So a day with the paintbrushes for me.

Monday is a public holiday, so we all take it off

Originally the tiler was meant to come Tuesday, hence getting the waterproofing done, but for some reason they’re now not coming till Wednesday.  I’m use to it by now….

Floor Screed

Tuesday 28th

The tiler arrives and he and Angus discuss the job.  Pretty quickly he’s out the front mixing cement (I think it’s cement) and starts bringing bucket after bucket of the stuff in.  I though the Fibre Cement floor sheets were heavy enough on their own, add to that 30-40mm of cement and I fear the house will start sinking!  I’m glad those extra piers are in.

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Friday 24th

Decision made, the guys need to fit a sliding cavity door.  So, some of that great framing and plasterboard needs to come down.  It all needs to be done before about 1 when the water proofer is coming to do his first layer.  As this is just for the base screed (apparently), it needs to come up 100mm from the floor.  Angus leaves 100mm of plaster and will work the door in after the guy has finished.

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The Work Continues

Thursday 16th

I order bath legs……

The skylight opening is bigger, but not quite a big as I thought it might be.  They talk about the fact the ceiling still needs to come down 50-100mm, so it will be a little larger then.

Steve has done a good job, as the angles up there and working at that high couldn’t have been easy.   Add into that, 40 odd years of crap in the roofspace too.

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