You see the problem is that the fibreboard just swells....and Swells and SWELLS and then disintegrates......
|The MDF skirting|
When we contacted Traditional Queenslanders they apologised and said that they used MDF because they couldn't get the profile that they wanted to use in pine. It's a reason but not an excuse. Traditional Queenslanders have given us a large discount on the new pine architraves and skirting but really it is a pittance compared to how much this repair work is going to cost. So far we have had the builder for four ten hour days and we have at least another three days to replace the skirting. The painter will be the next tradie and goodness knows how long that will take. Altogether we replaced the architraves around 6 sets of French Doors, 9 sets of louvres, 2 bifold doors, 2 windows, 3 built in wardrobes and both sides of 7 doorways! It is a lot of work.
Anyway the good news is that we will have a home that looks (almost) like new.
|The verandah has become a construction site|
|From room to room....here is the bedroom that my mum slept in just last week!|
|The newly replaced architraves|
|Philip and John spent many hours undercoating the architraves so that it would be easier for the painter.|