The Block recap: Love and power tool noise are in the air (07.09.2016)

Jodie Humphries 8 September 2016 NEWS

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It was all hands on deck, or rather rooftop, last night on The Block. Scott Cam introduced the couples to their joint task of turning the rooftop into a garden. When complete, it will be one of the largest residential rooftop gardens in Australia. The Block doesn’t seem to do anything by half measures.

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The contestants find out about the rooftop. Source: Channel 9.

As with previous seasons, the work on this communal space is to be shared by all the couples. Foremen Keith and Dan will work out a roster to make sure everyone is doing their part.

The communal work didn’t stop at the garden, however. Scott also gave the contestants the task of completing a full heritage restoration on all the foyers and voids of the building. This included the polished wood behind the revolving door, the stairwells and the walls. The teams were given $60,000, and the work was divided up, with Sasha and Julia, Kim and Chris in charge of the top floor, Andy and Ben, Carleen and Dan looking after the first floor and Karlie and Will all on their own with the ground floor foyer.

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The revolving door. Source: Channel 9.

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Some of the communal areas the contestants will be working on. Source: Channel 9.

With the work divided, the couples were left to get on with their master bathroom reno. Scott and Shelley paid The Block another visit to check on the teams’ progress, as well as to find the culprits of some after-hours tool use after Carleen dobbed them in to Foreman Keith. It didn’t take too much interrogation for Kim and Chris to admit to the power tool faux pas.

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Kim and Chris admit to after-hours tool use. Source: Channel 9.

Love, as well as after-hours noise, was in the air on The Block, with Scott offering to serve as celebrant at Karlie and Will’s wedding. Karlie and Will might not be the only ones celebrating romance, though. Block goss had it that Andy had gone on a date on night after tools down. Shelley and Scott tried their best to squeeze him for details, but the loveable prankster played coy.

It wasn’t all wine and roses last night. While no major reno dramas emerged, contestants continued to hit the minor hiccups that can derail reno projects. Sasha and Julia had a minor blow-up about the placement of a mirror, Carleen and Dan found the glass they had ordered for their shower screen was too long and Andy and Ben discovered they were three boxes of tiles short for their bathroom floor with only three hours until tools down.

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Julia and Sasha have a minor mirror disagreement. Source: Channel 9.

Will all the little hiccups end with unfinished rooms or will the couples all have something to present to the judges? And what will the judges think? All will be revealed on Sunday.

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