Thursday, 09:30 – It’s the big day, and the glass splashback boys arrived on time.
10:15 – There might be a problem. The fancy laser plotting machine has made a few mistakes in the measurements. Three pieces need to be recut as they’re too short. I’m disappointed but, on the other hand, I’m relieved that the installers didn’t try to botch the job by leaving each glass panel with a toothy gap. I’m starting to go blind from constantly looking on the bright side of things.
11:30 – It’s agreed that the electrician should come back on another day, when all of the glass panels are fitted. We still don’t know how many days before they’ll return with the recut glass. They said that they’d ring but, typically, they didn’t.
I love the look of the glass walls though, where they’ve been installed. At night the colour changes from white to a blue tint, and it seems to reflect whatever colours are nearby. It’s given the kitchen a whole new feel, and seems borderline modern now. I really like it.
So we still need glass panels for around the boiler, and the whole end wall by the sink. When that’s finished, Steve-the-Electrician will replace the white plastic power plates with chrome ones, and he’ll activate the under-floor heating system.
Phase 2 starts at the end of next week: level the garden, redesign it to include a kitchen garden, and lay new turf that’s drought resistant.