Location: Marrakech, Morocco
An adventure searching for the perfect derelict Riad, through the constuction itself, to the end result (insha'Allah!)

Friday, 30 March 2012

Windows and Wardrobes

More excitement at Riad Romm'an last week with the arrival of the woodwork for the windows and wardrobes.  Some of the windows have decorative ironwork, which is a traditional moroccan feature.

And the boys waste no time at all in getting the door and window frames into their correct openings.  

The favoured technique of balancing on an oil drum or plank of wood (at second floor level!) is once again efficiently employed.

However, there is method here, there is attention to detail and the unusual and conscientious step of the plasterers to wrap the wooden window and door frames to protect them from the imminent plastering of the patio internal walls.  The guys really are being super good on this front - taking real care to look after things.

Finally, a lovely picture of the frames for the french doors to the salon being inserted to their openings.  Its really beginning to look like a riad now!


  1. Such a privilege to be able to see & be part of this exciting for you!!!
    I can practically smell the wood all the way from my little palace in Oz.
    Can't wait to see more

  2. Hi Scott. I went to see the film "The best exotic Marigold Hotel" last night and found my mind wandering to your blog and the Riad Romm'an project.
    I think your attention to detail probably outdoes the hotel in the film :)
    Best wishes

    1. Hi David, the films looks lovely, was it good? Marrakech is surprisingly similar to India in terms of its vibrancy, colours and contrasts, but not humid and only a 3hr flight away!