After there seemed to be constant work on the house, it has come to a grinding halt. The brickies were here for 1 day (23rd March), then went off to finish another job, and have now gone on holidays until the 14th April. Ggggrrrrrr! Not much I can do, unfortunately, and would much rather have these brickies which the SS knows and trusts, rather than any one to replace them. So, we must wait patiently...AGAIN!
We had our first official site meeting with the SS on Friday, which lasted an hour! We went through everything on my list, and each was given a careful explanation. The slab was measured where it dips obviously, and in a few places it will need to be grinded down/filled for the tilers, but everywhere the floating floor is going, it is 'within tolerances' (I'm beginning to hate that term!)! The frame and the floor above the dippy slab is fine, so there shouldn't be any trouble with the plaster once that goes on. Each mark of pink paint was explained to us, and they all pretty much relate to the frame being slightly 'out of plumb', which will make the plaster's job harder, so it will all be fixed now. The frame passed it's first inspection with flying colours and everything else is looking pretty good!
I have full confidence in my SS and his ability, and his professionalism towards building our home (hopefully not my 'famous last words'...), but from reading many other people's building experiences and horrors, I am pretty safe in saying ours looks good! If there was anything major, I would pick it up...and so would he! Having used all of his tradies before, and built the display homes in Lyndhurst, it's always a good sign!
So, not much will happen in the next week and a bit...well, nothing will, actually, so things will be a little quiet around here...again! I may come up with a few more 'inspirational' posts though!