Balustrades, doors and tubs

In between the bouts of bad weather, things are progressing well.

We now have a good portion of the balustrading installed. This is particularly nice to have, as it adds a great feeling of safety, when traversing stairs and decks. It actually looks good too. The colour at the moment is “undercoat pink” but that will change once our painter returns.

Looking down the stairs

Looking down the stairs

Ground level view

Ground level view

We got doors too. The front doors are now swung, as are all the downstairs internal doors. Our carpenters, who are more at home with framing, roofing and the like have shown they have the skills for the more artisan work of the trade. The doors all move and operate very nicely.

Front doors

Front doors

In the picture above, the purple bits are stickers. They will be removed.

Internal doors

Internal doors

SP Electrical were back last week as well. All the power points and most of the lights downstairs, are fitted off. They’ll be back soon to finish the fittings and commisssion the main switchboard.

Travis, our cabinet man came back as well and fitted the fridge cabinet and cut in the basin, trough and sink in the upper house.

Bathroom basin

Bathroom basin

A few plumbing fixtures are on order and expected any day. This means, that we’ll be ready for the plumber to return and hook all the pipework in. Then, we’ll really be in hot water and cooking with gas. The final migration can then be made from the shed, which currently houses our shower, toilet, washing machine, and kitchen.

As I write this, the carpenters are here, frustrated by constant rain showers and icy cold winds, laying down the “Enduradeck” composite decking on the verandah and decking areas. Photos of that, as soon as the sun comes out.

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