Thursday, 8 October 2015

1 Step forward and what felt like a Zillion Steps Back

I was so excited on Tuesday, the fitter came to fit the worktops, yippee. Everything went well during the day, lots of measuring and cutting in, but time was pressing and at 7.30pm he finished for the day. No problem, he would be back in the morning to finish off. So we went back to the kitchen to have a quick tidy as the dust was everywhere and it was only then, when Roger was wiping over the worktops, that he discovered a small crack. Then on closer inspection we discovered crack No 2 on another piece of worktop. As you can imagine the air was blue, I had to retreat to the lounge as I was so upset. We never once thought it was the fitters fault, worktops don’t break easily and on measuring where the cracks were, they were the same distance in on both pieces, so we think they were damaged in the warehouse. When we bought them we didn't check them, which was a big mistake and because they were so nicely wrapped, we didn’t expect anything to be wrong. So another trip to Niort to buy 2 new worktops which were examined under a microscope, but now we have to wait until the fitter can visit us again.

In the meantime we still have loads to do, gardening, painting doors and frames and making a hearth for the wood burner. Our hall is quite dark so we decided to paint the doors to brighten things up, plus they were in a bit of a mess after the sandblasting.

Worktops 1

Worktop fitting.

Worktops 2

Worktop fitting.

  Door 2

Doors after the hinge straps had been removed.

Door 1

Undercoat going on.

Hearth

Plinth tiles drying, just needs the upstand fitting and grouting done.

6 comments:

  1. I am surprised the the guy fitting the tops did not see the cracks! Sorry it did not run smoothly, you will be a happy bunny when the kitchen is finished. Have a good day Diane xx

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    1. He didn't see them but we didn't either. Lesson learnt, always check things before leaving the shop. I will be a very happy bunny indeed and it will be great to get straight again x

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  2. I can feel your disappointment about those cracks in the worktop, and hope that the replacements will be perfect. Your home is looking lovely.....

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    1. We have new replacements and they were examined very carefully, no cracks. We are getting there, but the most frustrating thing is waiting on people, that's why we try to do as much as possible ourselves x

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  3. Hope all has been sorted with the fitter. Xx

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    1. Sadly not, still can't hold of him :( x

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