Double height hallway…Good decision!

Many moons ago…well it feels like that now…we made the decision to have a partial glass ceiling in the hallway, so that when walking into the house, the rooflight could be seen and really let the light in. Plus who doesn’t love a quirky glass ceiling!

Cue cute dog sitting on a glass floor photo…

It was always going to be a compromise though, I had always liked homes in Grand Designs with the double height in the hallway and never really been interested in having a landing area with a rocking chair or anything like that! So the glass ceiling seemed to be the best option

And then…curveball, Harold mentioned that it would in fact be possible to achieve the double height. We would need to have a beam in place across the stairs but I’m totally happy with that compromise if we can have the height and wow factor! Its all about the feeling of space right!

And so the progress this week has really been helping with the visuals! When you have so many things going on, its great to start to see your house take shape and feel like a home, more so than a building site. The above photo is from the landing, and the front section will be open with a vaulted ceiling…ignore the platform across the top, this is temporary whilst the roof is being put in place

View from above! As you can see the middle section of the roof is starting to take shape, and really shows just how high the double height will be. Note that we are going to leave the beam exposed and paint it…Andy thinks black…I think grey…let’s see who wins ha!

Needless to say its really taking shape and I think the hallway is going to look fab!

The roof design gives you some idea of the front of the house, with the hallway/landing being in the central section of the roof…

Stay tuned for more updates and we are always posting on our Instagram..


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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