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South Bucks Project – Week Four

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’

We have secured the new room and this week taken out the back of house to open up the whole of the existing house giving us a 6.3m x 4.5m kitchen dining and seating area, this will also feel bigger once we have the infinity thresholds from the doors and the floor continues out in to the garden.

This open plan is achievable due to the compliance and regulations we carry out and adhere to. Structural calculations for the steels in place of the wall and SAP calculations for insulation to ensure we have no impact on the house. This gives the room the ability to be integral to the house and not just a bolt on nasty nasty too hot too cold C word.

We are now ready to first fix electrics and start insulating and boarding up the walls and plastering.

The Common Law of Business Balance.

It is unwise to pay too much but it’s unwise to pay too little.
When you pay too much you lose a little money that is all.
When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was not capable of doing the thing you bought it to do.
The common law of business prohibits paying a little and getting a lot.
It can’t be done.
If you deal with the lowest bidder it is well to add something for the risk you run.
And if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better!

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