Author: Franco

Finito!

Some businesses seem to be booming, largely those dealing with the things people have done whilst stuck at home during a pandemic. The kick-boards for our kitchen units have been languishing in the garage for a month or two waiting

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Tabling a Motion

One of our more agonizing decisions in our kitchen-dining room conversion was settling on a dining table. We had wandered around various furniture establishments with a sample of the wood grain top to be used on the dining area cupboards,

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Floored Again

Murphy’s Law is generally quoted thus: If anything can go wrong, it will. Complete tosh, of course, since there’s always something that can go wrong but our flooring episode was beginning to make me doubt my rationality. [Francine, of course,

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Two in the Tower

… or Rapunzel Reprised. My last post was on 18th August, so we’ve clearly had a 5-week hiatus. The intervening time has had our Flooring Man arguing the toss with Moduleo, the suppliers of our defective flooring. Going into any

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Flawed

Last week we were floored and were very happy with the service and overall appearance. That lasted until Francine tried to clean up what she had assumed was a small patch of glue. [Baby wipes are the thing for removing

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Floored

Flooring Man had screeded more or less the whole of our ground floor and left fans blowing over it to help dry it out. However, the weather has been v. humid so the screed did not dry sufficiently overnight Thursday

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Rapunzel

Our Flooring Man had had a cancellation and had offered Francine the possibility of getting our new flooring down on this Thursday and Friday. “Why on earth not?”, we thought. Not content with having just the newly developed kitchen-diner done,

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Postscript: Cock-up Cookability

There had been some debate as to how long our “Structural Addition” would take to harden before it was ready to accept our new “push-fit” induction hob. [No longer are there clamps positioned beneath the lower surface of the worktop

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Cock-up Repair

Oh, wait, no, apparently this is NOT a repair. Having discovered that the hole in the worktop for our hob was “sub-optimal”, i.e 30mm too large, Ultrawood Interiors, who have themselves been superb, were as miffed as we were that

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First Cock-up

.. and what a howler. Having had our worktop templates made a little over two weeks ago, today they were being fitted. Excitement was high; we’d soon be able to use our new hob. Our fastidious Fitter Man #1 said

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