Monmouth hits the press

April 28, 2007

On thursday this week there was a piece on the house in the Independent newspaper, focussing on the ground coupled heating system.
In case you missed it here’s a link to the online edition.
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/lifestyle/article2484664.ece


Windows arrive – but what’s the colour?

April 24, 2007

We were expecting the windows and kept getting told that the German factory weren’t able to give a precise delivery date. In the end they were only a week late but when I saw them on site it was obvious they were the wrong colour. We ordered light grey and they were dark.
Happily they actually looked better if anything so we decided to keep them.
In fact they look great.
Unfortunately the glass roof for the second floor conservatory didn’t arrive which prevents the render going on at the back. Some of the window cills and aluminium trims were still to be made up which stopped the render at the front being installed. The delay in the render delays the scaffolding coming down.
Oh, and half the windows have tiny imperfections in the glazing which needs to be replaced. Thankfully this can be done from the inside and doesn’t affect the programme. And the timber louvres are also still somewhere in Germany.
Ah, the joys of the construction industry.
Attached is a pic looking from the rear at second floor conservatory.

2F rear windows

And one of the 1F bedroom window
1F bedroom window