Weeks 78 and 79 – More flooring plus guest bedroom architrave!

Week 78 was a little quiet, given that the electrician has been held up on other jobs. So, just some more flooring and light deliveries!

These ones were out of stock for a while, but luckily, they were available again, phew! And they are the plaster lights mentioned in previous posts..we had only ordered one initially, so yes, very lucky.

And Andy finished the flooring in the tiki bar, wow, it looks so good! And it’s so strange having a finished floor. We have popped an electric heater in the new house so that the wood flooring is installed at the optimum temperature.

And this Jenson bench from made is actually from a John Pye auction and a steal at £42! We just need to decide where to put it! Maybe the hallway or as a seating option in the dining area… If you haven’t checked out these online auctions, they really are worth a look! So much variety, and they are also worth a visit to check out the quality of items before bidding. They sell kitchen appliances and TVs etc. too!

I can’t wait to take the site fence down! We’re just waiting on the digger to arrive to sort out the drainage, then we will be able to, not a good look!

And another decision…skirting boards! There are so many, aren’t they?! After much deliberation, we have decided to go with the “Groove One Square MDF” nice and simple! And that will be a job for me when it arrives…lots more painting, joy ha! We think we’ll paint them the same colour as the walls rather than white throughout.

Plus, Andy had another day off to carry on with the flooring and has branched out into the open plan area…happy days!

And we decided to finish off the front door, if I’m totally honest, I’m not sure why we hadn’t done this already! I think I was a little nervous, as the door knocker actually needed drilling into the door. Given its new, it did freak me out somewhat!

But we persevered, and it does look beautiful, however the bolt for the striking plate isn’t long enough, and so we have had to order another…and we’ve also found out that the door company have made the letterbox hole bigger than we had requested. Ugh! Not quite there just yet but hey ho, it’ll be worth it in the end…

And we put up our guest bedroom border! It’s actually architrave from B and Q…we wanted something really simple, and I think this works! The dado rail is back ha! Check out our YouTube for more…

So that’s it for another two weeks, it’ll be great to get electricity soon and be able to do stuff after work! Fingers crossed that’s in week 80.


Caz and Andy x


Published by Cazandandycoy

Mid thirties couple from Doncaster, UK, embarking on our first self build home in a small village, taking on as much work ourselves as we can

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