The Block recap: Tensions mount (23.8.16)

Jodie Humphries 24 August 2016

The block 2016 episode 3 feature

The first full episode of renovations sees tension already beginning to mount between the contestants.

As the contestants dove into their first room renovation on last night’s Block, relationships already began to fray. Experienced renovator Dan butted heads with downstairs neighbour Will over the timing of plumbing work. Dan’s plumbing sits in the roof of Will’s ensuite, and Dan’s plumbers held up Will’s work. This led to some moments of tension as Dan proclaimed Will had begun making enemies on the first week of the show.

Drama continued for couple Sasha and Julia, with Foreman Keith pointing out waterproofing problems. Julia’s indecisiveness also came close to derailing the couple, as she struggled to pick tiles for the ensuite.

Block tensions mount bathroom

Source: Channel 9

Kim and Chris moved forward full steam in their renovation, and Chris struck up a clever deal with some scissor lift operators to use their lift in exchange for a slab of beer. It should come in handy for the couple’s second floor apartment.

Ben and Andy were also well ahead of the game, with work on the ensuite going so well that the boys were able to start demolition work on other parts of the apartment.

More drama came when host Scott Cam informed the couple’s they would need to incorporate some heritage elements into their apartments by using original architraves and cornering removed from the building. While some couples took the information in stride, Sasha and Julia were none too impressed at being forced to incorporate the treated wood elements.

As Sunday approaches, we’ll wait with bated breath to see if the teams have their ensures ready in time for the big reveal, and whether the contestants can keep the peace.

Keep checking our Block hub for all this year’s updates

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