Friday, 26 October 2012

Framlingham Progress

We're down south in Rochester today visiting son Paul and family. We came down after a hectic two days of meetings in Framlingham  to catch up with progress and to meet various people to discuss the next steps of the project. All went well and everything is on target for the kitchen fitters to start on 10 December and for us to move our furniture in during week commencing 17 December although we won't be able to move in until mid January.

On Wednesday we met the interior designer and a bedroom fitter to run through the design for the dressing room. Then we saw a man about a burglar alarm and surround sound system and on Thursday the interior designer was back again with the kitchen fitters to run through their template of the kitchen. After that it was the landscape designer for a preliminary meeting and finally the Timber Windows manager to run through a couple of snags with the windows. Throw in an eight hour drive with a five a.m. start and another two hour drive to Rochester and it was a pretty hectic forty eight hours. 

Here's the progress to date.

Our bedroom now has radiator, skirting board and wooden windows.

Our en-suite shower room tiling is well under way.

The Solarlux bi-folding doors are now in place giving the lounge the bright and open feel that we aimed for.

The Solarlux french doors are in place too and the kitchen template gave us an idea of how the finished room will look.

We can now see from the kitchen right through the lounge and into the garden.

The outside of the lounge needs to be rendered and the pillar has to be clad. 

We've got a bath in the family bathroom now

All our wiring is now going to terminate under the stairs. We've hard wired broadband into all the rooms so there are rather a lot of wires.

The garden studio is finished.

Marion has clear ideas of what she wants and spent time telling the garden designer what she would like.

The water cylinder in the airing cupboard is now in place.

It's not quite total open plan living but we have opened the ground floor space into a much brighter layout.

We're off back to Framlingham tomorrow to leave a few bits that Paul stored for us. After that it's off to Ely to see the bedroom fitter and then the long slog back to St Andrews for a quiet week.