The start of a new week and Martin arrived on site to give me a hand. It was time to put everything in hand for the delivery of the kitchen later this month. A lot of cabinets and appliances are being delivered and so with the plastering all complete now I thought it was time to fit the front and back doors. The doors are oak and extremely heavy so it needed two of us to manoeuvre them into position. We started on the front door and after a couple of hours we had it in place and opening and closing freely.
One thing I was keen on in the design of the building is sight lines, and as you can just see in the photo – when you stand at the front door you can see right through the building to the farm land at the back.
The other key item before the kitchen arrives is for the new floor to be laid. After cleaning and priming the floor, Cyril was ready to start laying the Travertine tiles. Travertine is a form of limestone, which because it is a natural product has lots of swirls and fossils etc. These reflect the nature of the green oak which is prominent in the kitchen.
By the end of the first day most of the whole tiles had been laid. By tomorrow morning they will be set and it will be ok to walk on them.