I had a good look around the house yesterday, through dirty windows and dodging the ever expanding moat, and the interior painting looks to be finished! The balusters have lost their newspaper protection and the plastic is gone from the kitchen cupboards.
On Monday when I drove past the house The painter was just finishing up painting the inside edges of the front doors black. When I drove past on Tuesday, I was absolutely horrified to see that they were matt, not lovely sparkly, shiny gloss. I was pretty mortified! I assumed it may have been undercoat (why on already primed doors...?), but decided to wait a few days to see what happened before I rang my CSA.
On my look around yesterday, the crisis had been somewhat averted, as there was a coat of gloss on them! They do look stripey, and I hope they do another coat of gloss, or I will be asking for one. They 'should' be a lot shinier than what they currently are...
The 'missing' linea bands down the bottom of the portico piers were installed yesterday too, so with any luck, that will mean the rest of the portico can be finished in the 'proper' render colour.
Nice water feature we have too!
The laundry door also looked matt from the photos the other day (I didn't take them), but has since had it's coat of gloss. Not too concerned if this only has one coat as it's not a major feature of the house...unlike the front doors ;-)
All internal doors (apart from the pantry doors) are 2 panel and painted white gloss. Here is the garage internal access door:
And a delivery of downpipes sitting in the garage ready to be installed:
The stairs all painted and the handrail stained and varnished, and the walls, ceiling and skirtings all done:
Kitchen done and looks as though the stone benches are in too...although they are protected! Pot drawers still to be replaced:
Family room with the curved wall, and the perfect spot for my vintage London bus destination blind (yet to be 'assembled'!)
Now that it is rendered and I've had a good look at it, I've picked up an issue with the portico where the corbelled brick course meets the eaves. Previously, it was unoticed as the corbelled brick course blended in to the rest of the bricks, but since it's rendered, one side is quite different to the other. The right side looks great:
...but on the left side, there is a gap where the eaves meets the bricks, and the corbelled brick course (now rendered) is slightly shorter than the other side. The photos are pretty self explanatory:
Unsure how they will fix this, but I'll be requesting they attempt to do something as it looks uneven now I've spotted it. I'm sure no one else would ever see it (a little like my odd brick issue), but being on the front facade it needs to be perfect. Am I asking too much again??
Not sure of the progress today as I didn't get a chance to drop in! I Will after the school drop off tomorrow morning and see if we have downpipes!! I certainly hope they are installed soon...the moat around the front, along with the lap pool and spa are growing!
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