… An update on the fitting of our new backdoor



Before the door was fitted we discussed in length our exact requirements with the person who came to measure and assess the fitting; he knew exactly what we wanted. He suggested that a blank panel was fitted so that exact measurement could be taken when the door was in place. When the  top glass panel arrived it was not at all what we wanted or asked for,and was something that we could not live with.

The door should have had Georgian bars to match the windows. The new glass panel had huge squares at the bottom with smaller ones at the top. It seems to have been a miscommunication (and a badly drawn diagram by the fitter) between Mr C and the fitter who came to measure the window. Apparently the glassmaker had queried the design when asked to make the unit!  The best laid plans… Now we await a new glass panel at additional expenditure!!


The new glass panel is now fitted and looks much better than the first panel they provided us with. Now we need to get them to come back and fix the beading that the workman damaged whilst fitting the new glass pane. Mr C thought it rather odd that the workman rushed off rather quickly after he had finished the work. On closer inspection he realised why!!

The whole installation has been a shambles from start to finish. When the workman came to fit the first pane of glass Mr C had to get them to sort out the plastic panel by the side of the door which had been left in a buckled up state because the piece of plastic was too long!

When the door is eventually sorted to our satisfaction we will re-introduce the blinds in the door panel.

6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 15th 2017

6 Responses to “The Case of the Georgian Bars…”

  1. Nice looking kitchen. But I have to ask…How wide is your kitchen door? Coffee is on

  2. lisl says:

    What a nightmare, Cherie – at least it is nearly there now!

  3. Amfortas says:

    It should have been a simple and basic task for a doormaker-fitter. Do you still have Apprenticeships over there or have they withered on the ‘further-education’ bough? We used to have such practical and ‘mentor’ – based on the job training all over the place here until the ‘TAFE’ (Technical and Further Education) mob took most of it over. Now you have to have a classroom based ‘Certificate 3 for most basis tasks followed by various other ‘certificates’ for this and that level. You need a certificate to blow your nose in Oz. The tradesmen no longer have a youngster in tow, carrying ‘the Man’s toolbag and learning from the Master. Not many Masters either. I hope your ‘ishoo’ is resolved soon.

    • CherryPie says:

      Yes we do have apprenticeships over here, but these two particular labourers are not at all what I am accustomed to. No attention to detail.

      The company are not in a hurry to resolve the issue, they have been busy this week.

      The lock on the front door that they fitted also needs a further adjustment. The door has become difficult to shut. I think this is the change in temperatures causing the mechanism to expand in some way. Or perhaps the mechanism is faulty…