Our contractor was the one who suggested not having skirting for the staircase, but it appears he forgot his own advice!
Just went in again 3 days ago, our contractor seems pretty confident about completing the entire job within another 2 weeks. He could have gone faster I think, but we told him there was no hurry anymore.
Our kitchen contractor came in on Wednesday to install the kitchen, although the counter-top installation is still pending. It looks pretty nice, so perhaps any harsh words I’ve had for them may be unfounded. But we’ll just see how they finish up the job.
There was a bit of an unfortunate incident that day though. Our main contractor has some guys who were polishing and sanding the timber strips which resulted in a lot of dust being generated. This caused the kitchen guys to be pretty upset as it was bad for their health, and would dirty the cabinets.
I suggested they go for lunch first and return only after the polishing was done, and offered to reimburse them for lunch but unfortunately their transport had run off at that time! At least things got resolved in the end.
The original back of our wet kitchen had the back door in the middle, with windows on either side of it.
Our contractor suggested we could move the door to the end of the room instead, which sounded like a good idea since it would give us more continuous space. Pity about the structural beam in the way there though, I had originally thought we could have had much more window as well by moving the door to the end.