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A sudden deluge of painters

The re-building of the porch isn’t finished – I’m still awaiting the replacement pane of glass which is due to be fitted tomorrow, when the door will be whisked off to the joinery to be refurbished (and hopefully re-hung without a huge gap at the bottom).  However, I was worried about the new timber structure being left unprotected from the weather for however long it takes to finish the rest of the work. The component bits of wood all arrived from the joinery having been already primed, but that’s not exactly weather-proof, and the forecast is for weeks of rain. But Rob my usual decorator has already had his regular week as artist-in-residence for this year, so wasn’t available to do the painting. I therefore had to get the builders to arrange the decorating, and they decided to contract it out to a local company whom they use regularly.

The first I knew of this, however, was just after 09:00 on Tuesday morning, as I was getting ready to go to work. Four painters in three white vans suddenly turned up and comprehensively blocked my car in! They then proceeded to ruthlessly undercoat the porch, inside and out. It looks much better already, and at least it’s much more weatherproof now. They won’t be able to do the topcoat until the chippies have completely finished the job and the weather clears up. I have however requested that they give me notice next time before they turn up, if only so that I can move my car so that I can get off the drive and into work without a huge palaver! 

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  1. pauld | 29 July 2017 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    4 men, 3 vehciles !, hope you got them to agree to a fixed price contract

  2. Gillian | 29 July 2017 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Yes I most certainly did! It’s a price for the job, and it’s up to them how many people they send to do it. But at least the blitz approach keeps the duration of the disruption down.

  3. RichardP | 30 July 2017 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    “Ruthless undercoating” sounds like a particularly vile personality disorder…