This morning we met with our SS for the first time, "J". All our communication thus far has been emails and phone conversations. We had a long list of issues and questions, as everyone does. So, bright and early at 7am we met at the house.
We are both really pleased with our SS and his approach. He went through each of our concerns individually and let us know what would be done in each case. As we went through other things cropped up and those were listed. "J" was meeting the chippies on site after us so he was going to get them to address these issues and he is organising a roof check too.
Our most worrying issue, cracked roof truss..
"J" also spoke about what happens from here outlining what will be happening in the short term. Wisely, he refrained from venturing an opinion on when he thought it might be finished!! Still cannot see how it could take until August 11. But lots of things can stuff up from here. (Hope they don't of course!)
Anyway, bricking has continued this week and we are really happy with the way that the bricks are looking now...
The insulation both sound and wall is now in, it went in Monday and these guys were amazing. Every little space everywhere was packed. No hole went unfilled (leave that alone!!) and we were surprised at how good a job it was.
Insulation now installed..
Plaster has arrived. Supposedly the plasterers were supposed to show up on the 25th, (Ummm... No Appearance Your Worship!) "J" is going to chase them up.
From the front door, looking down the hallway. Plaster stacked in the family room...
Then came the sparkies, without a doubt, the messiest, could not give a continental, lazy B*'s, you'll ever come across. Insulation pulled out and ripped off around power points, holes, section. Some places they just pulled the bottom half of the batts completely off. One thing about sound screen, if there is a hole; sound will travel through it, rendering the rest of it as useless. The sparkies left the house littered with sound screen "bits", wall bat "bits" and crap. "J" said that it is part of the plasters contract that they put the insulation back in if it has fallen out. But the insulation has to be there first and we went up each night and put all the insulation back in where we could. We will get another packet of sound batts this weekend and fill everywhere else.
Lots of plastering and cornice to come...
Have a great week everyone!