Week 39 and 40 – Site Progress!

Not a whole lot to report, simply because the windows and doors won’t be arriving for another month or so, which means there is no rush really!

The garage roof trusses are up, and we ordered our garage door too eek! I didn’t realise I’d get excited over a garage door…and I don’t think Andy did either ha!

We decided to go with a sectional, remote control roller door in ocean blue…I’m hopeful that the colour isn’t too crazy ha! But what is life without a little risk. And the garage door is at the back of the house, as the driveway is at the side, and so I think it will look pretty cool, having a pop of colour!

If you had seen on instagram, we were undecided as to whether to go for a wicket door as part of the garage door..simply because I felt it might be more functional given that the garage is linked to the utility, and we will use it when walking the dogs. But after much deliberation, I have come to the realisation that it would actually be much easier to have a remote controlled roller door! And 2k cheaper!

Sectional garage door with wicket door..
Sectional roller remote in medium rib

So that’s another decision made! Also we have taken the porch down as it is in the way for the bifolds install…it took a little bit of maneuvering to fit the front door to the cottage rather than the porch but we got there! And we spent the best part of Sunday taking it down, definitely earned a KFC after that ha!

It’s really opened up the space, the bifold opening looks huge now!

And that’s another couple of weeks gone by, week 41 should see the woodwork for the new porch so that the garage roof and porch can be tiled! And numerous light deliveries too, as we’ve been on it with the light shopping online!

Brinno timelapse….


Gifted http://brinno.com/time-lapse-camera/TLC2020

Week 39
Week 40

Plus YouTube….

Selfbuild Week 39/40 | The garage roof trusses are up! | Plus demolition Sundays and decisions! – YouTube


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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