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The floor is down!

July 3, 2010

Oh, a mega big thank you to Candy and Andrew, Liam, Logan, Will and Matt for all their help today which resulted in our click and lock floor going down in about 7 hours!

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Thanks Matt and Will for all your hard work scraping away at this corner – Andrew had already started laying the 15lb tar paper. Geraint found a scraper in the garage and it really made a difference.

IMG_1842 Mei supervising Geraint hoovering the floor (a never ending job all day!)

IMG_1843 Tar paper down, Andrew cutting the corner and Candy checking the instructions.

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Logan nailing down the staples in the tar paper!

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Mei just checking we’re getting the floor down properly while

Will trims down a piece of flooring and Liam watches.

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Matt and Geraint laying down boards and tapping them into place

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Almost there Geraint starting to lay out the last pieces that needed to be ripped

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Liam learning how to use the saw for himself – note our R2D2 fitted nicely on the saw to catch the dust!

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Mei checking for squeaky floorboards and making sure it was ok to walk on – wow it looks fantastic.

We can’t thank Candy and Andrew enough, we really appreciated their help and the floor is amazing compared to 40 year old shag carpet. After I took the photo I removed the blue painters tape, the film over the window came off but Geraint didn’t mind that- he said he hated it!

Now we need to move on and get the room finished – banister, the cupboard, skirting/baseboards, edging for the roof and sort out the furniture!

Once again thanks again Candy and Andrew oh and Mei for her continual inspection of the work – I’m sorry we didn’t get to play ball today.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 3, 2010 10:23 pm

    Woot! DOesn’t it look AWESOME?

  2. bizzilizzi permalink*
    July 3, 2010 10:28 pm

    We can’t thank you guys enough, it looks fantastic. And Geraint suggested I took the two desks and just used them as one cutting table… what a great idea. He fancies making the whole area by the picture windows one big seating area… yeah that sounds lovely.

  3. Lyn permalink
    July 4, 2010 6:12 am

    fabulous!!!

  4. Fay Cori permalink
    July 5, 2010 12:26 pm

    What a simply marvellous example of co-operative effort. The room is transformed and I hope you are really going to enjoy it. Congrats to everyone. love Fay

    • bizzilizzi permalink*
      July 5, 2010 4:36 pm

      Thanks Fay, it is a total transformation!

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