Not a great deal happened today really. The doors were finished – in fact, there is still some silica to go on them, but this needs to wait until all the patio work is done or it will get covered in dust before it dries.
The patio was dug out today – they had been digging bits away throughout the build to remove as much earth as possible in each skip. Today the last of the earth was dug out and the skip is now full. I think that is the last skip of the whole build – unless the kitchen requires another, although I guess they can take old units away in the van.
The floor is drier, I walked on it today, very exciting. We are almost there.
French doors and patio – the table and chairs will be to the right of the photo
The curve of the patio will be with red bricks, with a light paving stone. It will slope down to the drain
The shed will have a little bit of the patio too, rather than my wobbly pile of bricks and reclaimed paving stones
The drain, which includes a removable lid to clean rubbish out. As the garden is on a slight slope the patio will flow toward and along the house – otherwise we would have to have a wall between it and the grass.
The old French doors will be replaced with new internal glass panel doors
A sunny room and a very large radiator
Screed dry enough to walk on, but needs another 8 weeks at least before we can put a solid floor on it
Some more screed – exciting isn’t it?
Published September 4th, 2013; edited April 12th, 2018.