Week 54 – Site Progress! Stud walls, more chipboard and a huge light..

Oh my goodness..the stud walls are going up! And so far we have the utility/downstairs toilet forming eek! Our eagerness took over and we had to make a mini layout beforehand ha! Looks a little bit like a cage at the minute! And the great thing about self building is the numerous tweaking that canContinue reading “Week 54 – Site Progress! Stud walls, more chipboard and a huge light..”

Spray painting…

Eeek now we have flooring upstairs we can start to visualise and put our planned layouts into practice! Yes we have been playing around with sketchup but it always helps to actually spray paint in the actual space…I was tempted to buy some inflatable furniture too ha ha! And first off, my ensuite. Definitely bathContinue reading “Spray painting…”

Week 53 – Site Progress..chipboard and the big one…weather tight!

More chipboard this week and it’s been great, actually walking around upstairs and getting a real feel for the space! Plus a little snagging as you can imagine ha! And we are weather tight! Its a temporary door but at least we can now get the ball rolling with the self build mortgage, and theContinue reading “Week 53 – Site Progress..chipboard and the big one…weather tight!”

What a difference a year makes…

It seems only yesterday that we were getting giddy about the digger ha! And look has us now..almost weather tight and onto the interiors Cue digger pic… There has been the odd delay on the way, be it materials..or waiting for scaffolding (bug bear of mine) or measuring issues (!) but we are getting thereContinue reading “What a difference a year makes…”

Week 49 – Site Progress..Bay windows plus fence DIY!

Another week and we now have bay windows yay! We are edging ever closer to being weather tight! Just waiting on the front door, unfortunately there’s a two week delay but hey ho. Not too long now So very excited for the peacock front door knocker! I also can’t wait to take the safety fenceContinue reading “Week 49 – Site Progress..Bay windows plus fence DIY!”

Week 48 – Site Progress! We have windows AND bifolds!

What an exciting milestone this week! After a ten week wait, the windows arrived yay. As you can imagine, we were very excited. And all of them are in now, with the exception of the bay windows..it will be week 49 for those and then the tiling can begin We are so very close toContinue reading “Week 48 – Site Progress! We have windows AND bifolds!”

Week 44 – Site Progress plus more lights!

Not a whole lot going on this week, we were hopeful that the garage door would be fitted but that wasn’t to be….well not entirely anyway! The fitters set it up however the company had measured incorrectly by around 300mm and so either the whole door will need to be made again or another panelContinue reading “Week 44 – Site Progress plus more lights!”

Week 41 – Site Progress! Plus more light deliveries and front door changes

Another week has gone by and saw the roof trusses go up ready for the porch tiles Andy set up the scaffolding ready…luckily we didn’t have to wait for the scaffolders to do this ha ha! Thankfully the salt has started to wash off the bricks..phew! It looks here as though they’ve been spray paintedContinue reading “Week 41 – Site Progress! Plus more light deliveries and front door changes”

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 AndyContinue reading “Week 39 and 40 – Site Progress!”

Week 36 – Site Progress!

We have solar panels! And just in time before the scaffolding comes down next week…. To pass the SAP assessment (something all new houses have to meet) we needed to have solar panels, the financial incentives for having solar aren’t what they used to be but our electric bill should go down from around £60Continue reading “Week 36 – Site Progress!”