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The Final Straight

With less than 10 weeks left on the programme we are now entering the final straight in Highgate with our project architect, George, ensuring every little detail is correct and site agent, Joe, coordinating a plethora of deliveries, trades and specialists. Everyone is fully committed to completing Anya and Robin’s new family home in time for them to move in on schedule.

On the outside, the GRC cladding panels have arrived and are just being mounted on the ground floor elevations. These lightweight concrete panels are around 1000 x 1500mm, with grooved vertical lines giving them a rich texture. Meanwhile, on the floors above the render is going on perfectly and should be finished in the next couple of days. We can’t wait to see the final result, with the concept drawings from the beginning of the project finally becoming a reality.

Inside the final finishes are nearly all in, with the tiling in the bathrooms completed and the sanitary ware installed. On the ground floor we have installed all of the flooring, with large format tiles in the entrance hall running through in to the kitchen and engineered timber floors to the other spaces. Next week will also see the tread and riser finishes going on to our digitally manufactured staircases as well as the bespoke metal balustrades which are being fabricated to our design. Their slim spindles are going to look really elegant and give lightness to the space with a lot of thought going in to the key detail of how they are fitted and relate to the stair finish.

Elsewhere there has been a lot of joinery installed, with fitted wardrobes to the bedrooms and master suite as well as the bespoke kitchen units arriving on site to be fitted by specialists. As always the site is a hive of activity but it is all taking shape nicely, just as a Facit Home should.


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