A lovely view hopefully! It was a big week this week on site with a lot happening. Our 3 Velux windows were installed, the ‘crinkly tin’ finally started going up, flooring went down upstairs and the big sliding doors in the living room also went in. With flooring down upstairs I was finally able to go up and have a look myself. I am not a lover of heights and ladders at the best of times so the thought of wandering around up there, balancing on timber beams was not my idea of fun!
Anyway, now I have been up there, I was really able to appreciate the views across to the other side of the plot. It wasn’t the best of days to see it from, but I can just imagine lying in bed with the sunshine streaming in – bliss!
As I mentioned in our last post, we thought we should celebrate the closing of the roof. So on, Thursday, we took some champagne along with us to site and raised a glass to all our builders. Drinking champagne on a building site, in the cold on a Thursday afternoon is not something I ever thought I’d do. I think the builders appreciated it anyway and even complimented us on our choice of champagne! Now if a Frenchman compliments you on your champagne choice, then you must be doing something right.
There are still a couple of windows to fit upstairs, but even with the downstairs windows fitted the difference in the temperature in the house is very noticeable. We also no longer have the wind howling through which makes being on site a lot more pleasant. Hopefully, the windows will be complete on Monday and then work can continue on the roof. Unfortunately, a lot of rain is forecast for next week and rather unsurprisingly the builders can’t work on fitting a metal roof when it is wet!
Another important stage was that we were connected to mains drainage! The Mairie has been promising this for a while, and in the end they came a day earlier than we were expecting! We now have water, drainage and electricity – we could almost move in.
Over to The Hollies….
January 30, 2015 at 11:07 pm
Actual windows….I’m very jealous. Looks great.
January 31, 2015 at 9:26 am
Thanks! it is very exciting. We even have a front door now. Jxx