Just before lunch today the brickies polished off the last of our portico, now it looks like a house. Notice the precise brickwork on the left that will be left exposed and then the less precise study on the right that will be rendered.
The portico itself has given our builder something to think about as they try to make our roof and gutters fit into the facade correctly. They will get it right because they have to!
The portico will be rendered for those of you that may be wondering.
We also have had first fix of our ducted vacuum installed. My back already feels better just looking at the inlets, and you can just about hear that tiny 'whirr' as the almost-silent vacuum fires up on demand.