Thursday, February 22, 2007

Day 42

Just another day!

Would you believe it? The flooring company has just phoned us to say that some of the Amtico flooring parts have not arrived and will not be with them till next Wednesday at the earliest. So the fitter is going to lay part of the flooring that will allow the Fridge/Freezer back into its location to allow us to, at least, use the kitchen again in the mean time. Here's how it looks in the mean time.

The delivery of the new table/chairs will have to be delayed. Oh bother, "The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men gang aft agley," ... Robert Burns.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Day 32!

Nearly there.

That is the last of the installation by the Kitchen installation company apart from coming back to fit the plynth kick plates once the floor covering is installed.

The joiner fitted the final cupboard and also fitted the glass shelving above the sink area.

Now all we are waiting for is the new flooring system by Amtico. This work starts next Wednesday and should be completed by the Friday. After that there are the plynth kick plates to fit and the coving to complete in the dining area, a final coat of paint and then installing the new dining are table and chairs. We have never had a new dining room table or chairs. They have always been hand-me-downs from my Mum & Dad.
As a reminder here is the design picture of what it should look like on completion.


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Day 27

As planned, the friendly plumber arrived and installed the taps & pipe-work for the sinks and the gas hob. Here they are. The joiner should arrive tomorrow to complete the installation of the splash back panels and one more cupboard and glass shelving if it all arrives in time. Looks like snow is here for a few days so this might delay things a bit.

We are nearly there! It won't look right untill the new flooring is layed on the 23rd February. BUT after that we still have the skirtings and kickplates to install and then painted before we can say it is fully commissioned and ready for operational handover to the user. I wrote the OTP's ages ago and we have completed most of the handovers for the equipment but until the operator signs the completion certificate I am having sleepless nights. LOL << Sorry, I just coudn't resist going back to a time when I was commissioning plant for TOTAL.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Days 13 to 26

Snow, Snow, Snow!

Another Milestone today. The newly manufactured Corian worktops arrived and were installed this morning. Never mind that we had the biggest snow fall of 2007 today, just when we didn't need it. However, the worktops were installed without a hitch.

The joiner arrived in the afternoon to begin the installation of the back panels.

There is still quite a bit of work to do above the sink installing glass shelving and lights.The stainless steel splash back has also to be fitted once the gas Hob is installed.

The plumber will be tomorrow to install the hob and the taps and drains for the new sinks.

As we had no water or washing facilities tonight we went out for our evening meal to the Cock & Bull a few miles from Ellon.

Poor old Mandy is not sure what's going on in her world. She finds her food in various locations during these works and has to get to the garden by using the lounge patio doors on some occasions.