We were expecting the house to be locked up, but we could get in through the bedroom door, plus we then discovered that one leaf of the bi-folds isn't glazed yet, so easy access there too! So we are not yet formally at lock up, but very close. Also, we had been told that the plastering would start last week - well not yet.... although the sheets and the cornices have been delivered and are piled up in the back room, so I imagine all that is about to happen.
Very very very happy with the bi-folds, they look great. Lucky that, given they were our most expensive upgrade! Can't yet see the colour properly (silver) as there is black tape on them for protection, same as all other windows.
Front entrance now bricked. Not sure I am happy with how far back the door is set, but that is what we signed off on... we did move it forward a bit. Shall be fine once door in I am sure. We originally thought we might render some of the front and will reconsider that later on. Although once all finished and landscaping is done to allow good access to the door, I think it will be fine. Same goes for the large brick area between the two front bedrooms, landscaping and planting will soften it.