The Block recap: Feature walls, feature walls, feature walls (30.8.16)
Last night’s episode of The Block saw Ben and Andy still revelling in their win for having the cleanest and safest worksite. It also saw Dan begin knocking down the wall in Julia and Sasha’s apartment that he put under threat with his demolition.
Foreman Dan threw a spanner in the works for contestant Dan’s demo when he had to take the nibbler back for larger Block-wide jobs, leaving contestant Dan with an hour to finish his demo job. The drama heightened when the workman operating the nibbler decided it was the perfect time to nip off to tea, sending the two Dans on a frantic search to get him back to work.
Dan stresses after being told to give the nibbler back. Source: nine.com.au
The art deco style continued to cause some of the contestants consternation. Andy and Ben tried to incorporate it by adding a feature wall with a diamond frosted glass window between the bedroom and wardrobe. They also plan to include diamond-shaped bookshelves on the opposite wall.
Karlie and Will also decided on an art deco feature wall with a mural. While Block rules state contestants must do all painting themselves, Foreman Keith gave Karlie and Will the OK to enlist the aid of a professional artist for their feature wall.
Feature walls seem to be the going solution to the art deco problem, as Kim and Chris also planned to incorporate one. The pair decided to use exposed brick, though Chris was briefly concerned when he heard Karlie and Will were using exposed brick as well.
Julia and Sasha continued to clash over Julia’s indecisiveness, with Julia flip-flopping on the details of a doorway between the bedroom and wardrobe.
Sasha gets in Julia's grill over her indecisiveness. Source: nine.com.au
Meanwhile, Andy and Ben splashed out for pizza for the teams, but their sinister ulterior motive was to get a look inside Carleen and Dan’s vault. Carleen shut down the boys’ Machiavellian manoeuvring, refusing to confirm or deny any of their guesses about the vault’s contents.
Nom nom nom. Source: nine.com.au
Finally, Foreman Keith had to put his foot down about reinstalling the building’s original architraves. The contestants had made complaints that there weren’t enough of the original architraves to install them in all the rooms, but some investigation revealed this to be a bit of Block hyperbole.
Andy and Ben appear to be in front on this week’s reno, with the sheeting already on their walls, giving them time to focus on design aspects. With different teams at different points of the renovation for their guest rooms and walk-in-robes only time will tell what will be presented on reveal day.