Week 68 – Site Progress! We have plasterboard plus digging up the road…

Busy week, and we managed to do most of the insulation before the plasterers turned up on Thursday! As you can see Andy was loving it….not ha! And, because we can’t use the electrical cabling from the current house, as it is too old, a new cable is needed to run through to the oppositeContinue reading “Week 68 – Site Progress! We have plasterboard plus digging up the road…”

Week 67 – Site Progress! Lots of little jobs plus insulation..

Another week, and as soon as the screed dried…(it took about 72 hours) we were able to crack on with insulation among other things… Also, possibly a mixture of moisture in the air from the screed and brushing off some of the salt, has brought the fireplace up a treat! It looks ready for aContinue reading “Week 67 – Site Progress! Lots of little jobs plus insulation..”

Week 65 and 66 – Site Progress!

Well week 65 was pretty quiet..just a little bit of woodwork and some insulation upstairs… As you can see, we are pretty much ready to insulate the roof areas, definitely a job for week 67! Plus check out the peacocks, clearly loving the scaffolding at the front ha! And they’re getting braver and braver, evenContinue reading “Week 65 and 66 – Site Progress!”

Underfloor heating…DIY project!

Well we certainly had a busy week 64! And it’s definitely enjoyable, being able to do some of the selfbuild tasks ourselves, plus we will have more and more diy projects coming up..exciting times! What do you think to all the underfloor heating items piled up in the car ha! Should have hired a van!Continue reading “Underfloor heating…DIY project!”

Week 63 – Site Progress! We have floor insulation..

Oh my goodness..there was a lot of insulation delivered this week! And it was certainly a workout bringing it all into the house in case it rained! And if you live in England you never know when there’s going to be rain regardless of the time of year… And even though it is lightweight, it’sContinue reading “Week 63 – Site Progress! We have floor insulation..”

Week 62 – Site Progress! Plus floor lights..

Well, week 62 was a pretty quiet one. Just a little bit of plasterboard..nothing too exciting! This needed doing before the actual plastering as some thinner pieces were required in places… It is exciting though, having a little bit of plasterboard don’t you think! Plus woodwork up high to roof level ready for the plasterboards!Continue reading “Week 62 – Site Progress! Plus floor lights..”

Week 61 – Site Progress! First fix done plus twinkly lights…

Another milestone this week, the first fix electrics are complete and we can now focus on insulation soon, hopefully week 62! Building control paid site a visit on Wednesday and they are happy with everything so we are good to go when it comes to covering the walls and floors And our very pretty twinklyContinue reading “Week 61 – Site Progress! First fix done plus twinkly lights…”

Outdoor lights…

Something that we felt was a must when it came to the planning stages of the build, and the lighting design. And we have decided to go with up/down lights. The splay of light with these works so well in different spaces, and we will have them either side of the front door, as wellContinue reading “Outdoor lights…”

Week 60 – Site Progress! First fix is almost finished plus window cills and using the bifolds..

Another week and the first fix is just about done…honestly ha! The waste pipes are now in but the plumber is missing a few bits and so hopefully he will be back in week 61…. Plus Harold has been busy with bay window cills and has almost finished the roof tiles too..just ridge tiles toContinue reading “Week 60 – Site Progress! First fix is almost finished plus window cills and using the bifolds..”

Week 59 – Site Progress! Plus lowlights and an antique brass tap..

Another week and the bay window tiles are almost done! Just ridge tiles and some leadwork to do on the second bay window then we are good to go! Plus Eddie has been, and is almost there with the first fix electrics..all socket boxes, and kitchen/utility wiring done now and week 60 will be theContinue reading “Week 59 – Site Progress! Plus lowlights and an antique brass tap..”