Saturday, September 5, 2009

Stairs, paint & fireplace

This week the stairs were installed. That means no more ladder climbing!
The stairs were measured, detailed and installed in little over a week from go to whoa.
The stair installer arrived at 7:30 am on Wednesday and was gone by 2:00pm having completed the installation. We had the stairs built by a company called' Slattery & Aquroff'. I highly recommend this company. They are very professional, they communicate well throughout the process, they are very efficient and produce a fine quality product.
The treads and handrails are Vic Ash and the balustrades and stringers are MDF & pine, (which will be painted white).

The underside of the stairs will be built in for storage.

A view to the top landing.

Opposite the landing is my office.

The box for the wood heater was installed on Friday along with the flue.
The wood heater will arrive soon.

The ceilings were painted and the first coat of colour went onto the walls on Saturday.

I know I've spoken before about work being done at mates rates but the fellow in the photo above has gone above and beyond the call of duty.
He rang me a few months ago and asked me if I was going to paint the house myself. I told him that I was and he said, "How about you pay for the paint and I'll do it for you?"
So there he is in the photo above, a professional painter sacrificing his Saturday morning and asking for nothing in return. It's humbling really.

So there I am, measuring, cutting and building. Even though I am totally exhausted having worked around the clock for the last few months, I am still enjoying the process and the light is at the end of the tunnel. I have been very fortunate to have family & friends to lend a helping hand along the way and we're almost there.
All for now.