There has also been a huge amount of work to finish off more plaster boarding, making good all the 'joints' with tape and 'enduit' (light plaster) and then these have to be sanded down, so they'll be completely smooth for any painting.
The next big job has been fitting the external door. First of all the area that was dug out to level the floor and also bury the swimming pool's heat exchanger pipe needed to be leveled and concreted. We also needed to lay the soil pipe that will be feed from the shower room/bathroom that will be part of our Phase 2 development - this goes across this area and under the new door to the septic tanks outside:
Once the concreted area has dried off, the large external french door can be moved into place, fully wide enough for large wheelchair access - it is then temporarily fixed while its height is maneuvered to fit against the new floor level, inclusive of estimating the additional height there will be when the flooring tiles are laid:
At this close of Stage 3 it has been really important to assess overall progress and see just how much work remains and what is the position with materials ordering etc.
We now reckon there will need to be two Stages of the work, between 220 - 240 hours to bring it to the point where it will be the final 'cosmetic stage' - decorated and furnishing.
So, the next Stage will start at the end of October and will concentrate on laying the floor and building the large, 'inglenook' fireplace.
Over October we will need to source and get delivery of all the remaining materials needed - amusant!