By the way, a “veranda” in Belgium is equivalent to a “conservatory” in the UK. I was tempted to use the word conservatory when I started writing about this subject, but I thought “conservatory” is a rather posh cum ancient word and very cluedo-like 😀
Hence, exit conservatory and enter veranda.
Rehashing the plot
In Part 1 of my post, I wrote about our gruesome find. We could have postponed our veranda project, but we did not and went through thick and thin as you may recall in Part 2 of my post.
If you thought there was only one contractor doing the job from inception to completion? Wrong! The construction process was performed by subcontractors, with an “s”. We had to go through 5 different independent crews! Let’s just say, it was an illuminating hurdle 😀
The site preparation and planning included clearance and excavation of the flowerbed, which took 2 days. This was the process we managed ourselves 😉
The foundation or groundwork took 4 days, including the installation of the underground water pipe.
The construction of the frame and roof works and the installation of the glass panels took another 3 days, which also included half a day’s rough electrical and insulation works
The installation of the timber panels took another day, including half a day’s work of final lights installation.
The flooring and cementing took 1 day, or to be precise, 5 hours. I had some days off work that week and took some pictures of the crew in action.
It was the concrete setting time countdown that seemed to pass us by at snail speed. The clock ticked quite slowly, extremely slowly…. Zzzzzzzz…..
….then 7 days later, the floor tiling task commenced.
Unveiling the curtain
This is IT!
Our veranda, our home extension, a private retreat, a garden paradise 😉
Summer! Here we come!!