Or to be more exact doors missing day. Yes, the internal doors that are being manufactured for us by Longden Doors have been delayed by a week and will not arrive until the end of this week. The reason we didn’t use a local company (there are several perfectly good ones) is that the doors have to be one hour fire resistant. 99% of one hour fire doors are very ugly – just plain flush doors. That wouldn’t look right in an historic hotel like wot we are and Longden are one of the few companies that provide traditional looking panelled doors that have the required fire resistance.
Other than the doors we’re pretty well done. There’s a bit of papering and painting at the bottom of the stair that couldn’t be done last week as the plaster wasn’t quite dry. There’s some varnishing of the oak trims, there’s some roughcasting outside. It’ll all be finished this week. The editor’s decision is final on this.