Sunday 28 February 2016

Our New Home

We're in!!!

It's been chaos living out of boxes and not finding anything but we're in and it's starting to feel like home.

The upstairs bathroom saga continues but finally the plumbers have reached an agreement and they are now working on completing it.

Sunday 21 February 2016

The Day Before the Move

We can't quite believe we're moving tomorrow. After the madness of the past few weeks trying to organise the build, selling our flat and packing for the move it'S all been a bit of a blur.

We only have the bathroom downstairs ready but at least we have one. It's proving difficult getting rid of the building dust. It will take months before it's all gone.

Here's how things look the day before we move in.

Saturday 20 February 2016

Final Push to Hit the Deadline

Lot's has happened, we have doors and the laminate is down in the bedrooms.

The final tiles are going down in the hall.

The plastering is complete, except in the cellar hall.

We just need to tidy up a bit and do a deep clean to get rid of the dust... so much dust!

Thursday 18 February 2016

Bathroom Progress

The downstairs guest bathroom is progressing well and should be ready to use when we move in on 22nd (although the BBB guys will have to give up their weekend to complete it on time, which they kindly agreed to do).

Upstairs is a different story. The drainage pipe from the shower is apparently too high so the plumber from BBB tasked with putting the shower in refuses to plumb the shower to the drainage pipe (put in by the company contracted from Allkauf) until they agree to take responsibility for any future problems with this.  We now have to wait for them to organise this between them before we can proceed. There is no chance the bathroom upstairs will now be ready by our 22nd February moving date.

Monday 15 February 2016

A New Kitchen

Hooray, we have a kitchen so we can at least eat when we move in. Whether we can go to the toilet or have a shower is still debatable!

Saturday 13 February 2016

Ready for the Kitchen & Bathroom Issues

Just in time, the living room and kitchen space is complete and has a day to dry ready for the kitchen to be fitted on 15th.

Unfortunately the main bathroom upstairs is not progressing so quickly. We discovered that the wall at the back of the shower is not included in the original offer so BBB had to construct this.

Also, the plumbers that fitted the ventilation system placed the air pipes where the bath will go so there are problems getting the bath feet in around these, and the bath can't be set as deeply in to the floor as we originally wanted.

Friday 12 February 2016

Quick Progress - Living Room Walls and Tiles

With our moving date fixed on 22nd February things are having to move quickly.  The Kitchen is being fitted on 15th so the guys from BBB have been working flat out to get the living room and kitchen plastered, tiled and hopefully painted (and dry) on time.

Here's the progress today:

The floor tiles are half finished. We chose a "Random" pattern as we think this looks best with wood-effect tiles.

The walls have the final layer of plaster with a "Knockdown" effect meaning that the finished plaster has fine patterns in it.

The remaining rooms are still very much a work in progress.

Saturday 6 February 2016

Plastering the cracks and bumps

BBB have been busy on site doing the initial plastering. they need to smooth over all the gaps between plaster boards and over every indent from each nail used to fix the boards to the wooden frames. This is required so that the final layer of plaster is smooth and bump-free.