After his day of demolition, Mel (occasionally helped by his assistant Daniel, but mostly on his own) began the job of building us a new bathroom.
Pipe-related issues led to a resdesign of Rachel's original planned layout. This saw a number of teleconferences with Mel and I talking to Rachel via Facetime on my phone and spinning it round to show her various ideas.
The new design means we will have a specially-shaped corner toilet now (didn't even realise that was a thing, but once Rachel found out I was set on having one), but we're still awaiting the delivery of that.
It was supposed to be next day delivery, then they said Friday, then Rachel got an email to say there was a delay and the fittings firm couldn't give us a date. Which is rather annoying, but Mel is sanguine about this, saying he can fit it any time.
A lot of time has gone into laying a solid floor (which will then have a non-slip, rubber flooring over it - for my protection) and making sure the walls were straightened for the tiles and fixtures.
It's been a busy, noisy, dusty (the smoke alarms went off a number of times because of the clouds of fine dust in the air) week, and the first floor corridor continues to serve as an equipment bay and storage area, making access to the office etc a minor issue.
We've now reached the tiling stage, which, by its nature, is slow, precision, work, but we're still aiming for completion by the middle/end of next week.
|Using the toilet we'd already purchased to demonstrate where the corner toilet will go.|
The step is where the bathroom cupboard will go and the unit on the left is where the sink will be.