How long have they said it will take?We have had a lot of builders and it drives me mad tbh but usually worth it!I would advise you to be out for the bulk of the day as I ended up being tealady and marriage counsellr in the end not fun!Butjust imagine the big open space when its done.Could you stay a couple of nights with friends?
they reckon day i is knocking through to the two rooms...and fitting me a 'stable door' hopefully before that so that i can atleast stay in the kitchen away from the dust...we have no door there at the moment!!
I feel bothered about leaving them alone in my home...however my husband says they'll be too busy earning our money to snoop around!
So the second day is the knocking out the window- fitting the 'patio' door....then wednesday they are bricking up the old back door....thursday is the chippy doing the new skirting/internal door frames....and friday the plasterer comes to 'make good the chaos'!!!
I will be out 2 mornings....it was being done w/c 21st march- we are away then- but had to be cancelled- so we opted for next week rather tahn wait till MAY!!!
(DON'T LAUGH at the STABLE DOOR COPPERTOP...tis not for the DONKEY...but i reckon every parent should have one...shut the bottome half so i can be alone in the kitchen!!!!!!!)
MrsF - you have my sympathy, I woke up with a panic attack the night before my builders started. They are here in at the moment extending my kitchen, knocking through to the dining room and putting in a downstairs toilet. It's been fine so far as all the work has been outside but as of tomorrow they're starting inside. I've had to move the computer into the living room and last night all five of us were actually in the same room for a bit which was a nice change. Ds2 although NT, has a real thing about change and also needs his routine and hates untidyness so I'm expecting a few rough moments with him. Hope it goes well for you if not we can rant together.
let me know how it goes, i have 2yr old ds and am having kitchen riped out and replaced starting easter week. and am dreading it, with little man trying to help. thankfully i know builder well enough to leave here if i needed to.
funny you should say that, (builders weeing behind garage), i mentioned this to my hubby (an ex builder) and he told me that most builders go behind their van or in the customers gardens, much to my delight he then told the builder what i had said. .
I felt the same way before my builders started too, especially as I am not good with strange men. Everything turned out fine. My builders started 3rd week in November and finished the main part today!! They will now only pop back in at the weekends to finish the few extra's that we added on as they went. I got to know them really well and am sure that i will probably miss the adult interaction as I am home with my 2 boys. (we had a garage built with a 3rd bedroom above, plus an extension of the lounge and a seperate dining room off the kitchen)
I wish you the best of luck, I am sure that everythign will be fine.
oh, and as for builders having good bladders, I was originally glad when the portaloo showed up, but then wasn't too pleased as it was deposited on my driveway! I have never been so glad to see the back of a day-glo orange box!!
Well....i am still here...lots to tell you....but today is the first day that we finally have the pc back in action and i've literaly just this minute finally got the internet working as we've moved the pc from one end of the house to the other,,,,and the old cable didn't reach that far...so every time we wanted to use the internet we had to wheel the computer trolly up and down the dust ridden house (THAT is another story...the one about the Builders and the interaction between their Rubble MY Hoover...not a good meeting i must say....!)
Still not to bad here really- plasterer coming monday to 'make good' etc the walls....and all said- we are pleased!
Will hopefully cahst on here later tonight after 8