Week 69 – Site Progress! More plasterboard plus floor decisions and a paint sprayer…

Eeekkkk lots more plasterboard this week! And the vaulted ceiling areas are looking fabulous! Wow it is really starting to look like a house. It’s so strange when you live pretty much on “site” and it develops into a home rather than a build project ha!

Andy’s dressing room

Master bedroom, my dressing room and ensuite

Landing

And as you can see, we are a little excited!! It’s crazy that we will be painting soon. Oh and a word of advice, cover up any exposed brick because the plasterboard adhesive can get everywhere! Let us be your cautionary tale, luckily we have some brick acid that will get rid of it but still…very annoying!

Speaking of paint spraying, ours arrived this week too and we are looking forward to trying it out..watch this space! We’ll do a review once we’ve finished the painting, I’m hoping it will be a worthwhile purchase and something that we can resell too

Plus flooring decisions! We have known pretty much throughout the build that we wanted a parquet hardwood floor, running through the house but we hadn’t nailed down (excuse the pun!) the actual specifics. And, after visiting a timber floor studios showroom, we have decided to go with this…

It really does look like an original parquet floor and it’s a little easier and more versatile than a typical parquet floor

The wood pieces do not slide into each other and so we will really be able to play around with patterns, but we do love the herringbone pattern with a border

This floor won’t actually be a finished hardwood, it will need to be sanded and stained but we don’t mind the work. And we can choose our own stain which is a positive! The one below is a satin stain but we might try out some others such as Danish possibly…we shall see!

And Andy is pleased with his new laser measure for the kitchen…I’ll make another blog post soon with regards to our kitchen and utility decisions!!

And that’s it for week 69, week 70 should see the majority of the plastering, a tidy up of the soon to be front garden, and the new front door! Eeeeeeekkkkkkkk!

Selfbuilddreamers

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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