GC House Blog 11. We're almost there!
We’ve almost finished!
The house is now carpeted throughout and the fencing of the garden is complete, so things are really taking shape inside and out!
This week we were helped with our plumbing second fix by two lovely gents from Simpson Plumbing, one of whom is a former Gloucestershire College student. Billy, who completed his training with us three years ago, was impressed with the project and thinks on-the-job training like this is a necessary part of preparing students for employment in the construction and building services industry.
Harry, who has recently completed his Level 2 Carpentry and has worked full-time on the house with us over the summer, has been busy installing the woodwork. He has found the experience has really built his confidence, as well as improving his carpentry skills and general professionalism.
He said: “Time is more important here – we can’t mess around because we have to get on with the work, so the house can be finished and sold as soon as possible.
“At college you have set tasks to do; here you’ve got to figure it out as you go along and there’s no standing around!”
Today we’ll be joined by the contractor CF Roberts, for assistance changing the property’s consumer unit. Which only leaves the final bits of painting and floor laying to be done. We hope to list the house on the market by the end of the month – watch this space for the final photos.