Progress continues at pace…so quickly we can barely keep up with it! Walls have been rebuilt, windows re-positioned, doorways constructed and a new wooden ceiling in the arched bedroom has been installed. We have had to decide the final layout, which walls will be plastered and which will be left as stone and the paint colour for the wooden ceilings! For us this is exciting stuff!
Below, Stamatis, on the left is the engineer and Adoni, on the right, is the main contractor. Both have been extremely helpful and highly professional, albeit a little camera shy!
There was a small miscommunication and a stone wall was covered in plaster when we had wanted it left as natural stone. It was immediately rectified and we hope to end up with a finish as shown below. They now know what we are aiming for and we are discussing all steps before they happen, so we don’t misunderstand each other again.
We visited the site again today and preparations have started for the concrete floors and the concrete roof on the one storey arched room, to provide a terrace, and the reinforced concrete ring to provide support on the two storey structure.
We could also see the wooden ceiling in the master bedroom suite and the new doorway that had to be built again because the original wall was bowed and needed to be taken down.
And all this work has taken place in an early summer mini heatwave!
It’s been sticky just sitting around let alone how hard the men have been working!
June has started well, apart from the car breaking down today, and we are excited to see what progress brings next. It’s easier to see what the finished house will look like.
I’m not sure quite where we are on this graph right now, we have definitely been in the dark swamp of despair at times, but we’re sure we will get to the end and this will be one of the things we are most proud of!
Happy summer everyone x