Tuesday, September 22, 2009

door frames

Like the title says, these are the door frames that are installed before the final coat of smooth plaster goes on. The workman was really good and timely, once we got him there...

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pre final plaster

Here are a couple of shots before the final smooth coat of plaster goes on.
Olivia's room is above and the view out of Sianna's room is below.
This is from Sianna's balcony looking up the street towards Louis' house.
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It has been a while! Again! Between diaper changes and bouts of illness, we have managed to get some pictures of the house together. Problem is, with the High Holidays the grant work etc... Alex is really busy to actually write anything down ... and I have a limited knowledge of the goings on at the site. All I know is it looks like it is moving along. We should be getting a plumber in next week, along with the final plaster coat on the interior walls.
We are currently debating whether or not to paint the house, or use coloured plaster, which is an old technique that gives more richness, depth and warmth to the building. We are leaning in that direction, but the down side is the up keep. It tends to crack and needs clear coat every two years, while simple painting can last 5 years.
Look... more frappe cups. Below, you see Sianna standing in the closet that fits under the stairwell in the guest bedroom. This is one of the spaces that the workers had to go in and rip out the new wall they had built...why...because there is no communication between anyone working at times, and the guys do what ever they think is right, only to be told---ummm, that is wrong. So, it is not the language barrier, it is plain stupidity half of the time.
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The final layer of plaster will be put on this week. So the next group of photos will show smooth walls that are ready to be prepped for painting. In these shots you can still see the mesh and the blue lines are the electrical lines that were run the other week. He finished the house in a few days, and we also had the guys who will install the underfloor heating/cooling system come in and prep the spots for some sort of a fan system that works with the system.
Below is a shot of Sianna's room. She has a little loft spot for storage, I guess...
This is one of the nitches in the dining room. We were able to save the stones around it, to leave them exposed. I am hoping they cut that mesh off...but you never know.
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