Week 9 (and week 8) progress!!

So we managed to get our second bricklayers! Whoop! Another father and son team who have worked with our builder before on previous builds. Nothing happened in week 8 but plenty in week 9.

They were due to start on the Monday of week 9 but frustratingly rain called off the first day, better weather the rest of the week meant some good progress and apart from a half day on the Friday due to one of the hottest days ever lots of bricks have been laid already. We have a full wall down the neighbours side and the have started a few of the other corners.

Rather than the bricklayer and labourer that we were going to have we now have two bricklayers with a bit of labour from us (mainly moving bricks) so it should be quicker than planned and we may catch up some of the lost time. They have estimated around 15 weeks for all the brickwork so we may have a roof on this year!

We really love the bricks and the brickies are doing a really good job of mixing the different colour bricks so it looks random

Check out our brinno timelapse footage…

Watch this space for more updates!


Caz and Andy x


Published by Cazandandycoy

Mid thirties couple from Doncaster, UK, embarking on our first self build home in a small village, taking on as much work ourselves as we can

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