I feel we are now on the home straight and over half way through the project.
First fix electrics were installed with the client liasing closely with the electrician to ensure light switches, lights and plug points are where they’re required. We invite clients to consider their electrical requirements carefully taking in consideration audio visual, lighting and lamps etc. Experience tells us that this stage is very important and as much thought as possible should be made towards this.
As I predicated the heavens did indeed open and the rain came down. We struck the scaffold after completing all the facia soffits and gutters.
We now have a date for the doors which is the end of this month (March 2012). Each set of doors are completely bespoke to each project. We only ever install Sunflex doors as we believe they are the best. We have been installing these since we started 5 years ago and have yet to ever be called back with a concern or problem. With so much mechanics and weight in these doors I find it a complete false economy to consider anything other. My tangent mind reminds me of a John Ruskin quote about taking risks with cost and the gamble… see quote below ‘The Common Law of Business Balance’
Week commencing 20/02/2012 : Another great week as far as the weather was concerned, which meant we had a productive week. Oversite/ground floor slab was cast and the external walls are built. We are erecting the scaffolding today in order that we can commence roof structure works next week.
Another week without rain. I can confirm that this has been a very dry winter, no rain and in this part of the country no snow to speak of. As I type the heavens will open for sure but we are now at the end of week three roofed in and the gutters are fitted.
We tile all our roofs to compliment the original house, it’s not often we can’t match the existing tiles.
We started a project in south Bucks last week. To get to this stage in the project we have designed a garden room extension that is 4.6m x 3m and applied for and won planning approval for the project. As a matter of course we always seek approval for our extensions from the local authority. We have submitted drawings to Building Control and will build this room, as we do in every case, to comply with current regulations that apply. I could go on a tangent here and explain that conservatories from the most expensive to the bottom end of the market have to comply with limited and negate building regulations.