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Reno recap, week #7

Glaziers from Kiama Glass spent a day on site, replacing broken panes in the sash windows and French doors throughout the main house. We didn’t want to replace the broken panes using modern glass, as its smooth finish would stand out amongst the old panes; Ray from Chippendale Restorations in Sydney has spent the last few months collecting panels of 150+ year-old float glass for us from demolition and restoration finds. Red was called back into duty to remove the sashes he so recently restored, so that the glaziers could replace a total of 12 panes. Fortunately the weather cooperated and we had a warm, still day in which to carry out the repairs.

David from Whitecliff Imports paid us a visit during the week to check measure the guest bedrooms, upstairs landing, master bedroom and dressing room for carpet, which has been ordered and due in from overseas in 10 weeks’ time.

On a somewhat less glamorous note but essential to the overall renovations, approval was received from Kiama Council for installation of our new FujiClean septic system and Colin from WaterWell in Albion Park has been on site, coordinating installation with our builder Alan.

And work continues on the kitchen extension build; Chris and his team returned to Terragong the morning after installing the trusses to give them their protective coating of oil. Alan’s team cracked on with installing the remainder of the roof external frame and by the end of this week we hope to see our new tin roof completed.

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