The Build (9)
Kitchen installed, family shower room completed, attic bedroom with ensuite completed, double and twin bedrooms completed, study completed, underground drainage passed its pressure test as witnessed by the building officer, the rating officer visited to check that all the required facilities were in place, and finally in August 2014 I took occupation of the part-finished building.
First fix electrics to the lower storey, pillars for balcony commenced … a year blighted by incidents which prevented progress.
Ensuite completed to master bedroom, lower storey bedroom and day room insulated and plasterboarded – and despite aiming for signing off the build by November, family tragedy hit my builder and put completion on hold until 2017.
Finally, the lower storey bedroom, shower room and dayroom, together with the Utility room were decorated and fitted out. The last item of construction was the Balcony off the main living room, completed with only days to spare before the expiry of my final Building Warrant, and three and a half years after moving in. My thanks to all involved. Next year, my aim is to create a proper garden – a start having been made this autumn with help from a frequent guest and landscape gardener, of Rebel Hoveniers, in the Netherlands. 2018 should allow as much enjoyment of the property outdoors and within.