SketchUp!

Wow what a revelation! This is such a fabulous way to visualise your home and get an idea of scale. It takes a little bit of patience and practice but it is so worth it..and its free! If you don’t go with the pro options that is, but this is what we have managed toContinue reading “SketchUp!”

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! It was always going to be a compromise though,Continue reading “Double height hallway…Good decision!”

Week 26 and 27 – Site Progress!

We decided to group the two weeks together as week 26 was a little quiet to say the least. We were waiting until Thursday for the scaffolding to be moved up. Again they kept giving us a date and then not turning up. Obviously we know that all the trades are busy but seriously, whyContinue reading “Week 26 and 27 – Site Progress!”

Week 22 – Site Progress!

Another week, where does the time go!! Upstairs is really starting to take shape now, it won’t be long before the brickwork has been completed! Block and brickwork at the back of the house, eek! Next up will be the internal block work, I am so excited for that. Need to build myself up toContinue reading “Week 22 – Site Progress!”

Kitchen plans…

Very excited to have a kitchen design on paper,and it looks fabulous! Always a bonus! Originally we were going to go with something super modern, with an industrial twist. Handleless, with Copper and Slate cupboard doors but after lots of consideration we felt that we probably would want to change it in a few years,Continue reading “Kitchen plans…”

Week 21 – Site Progress!

Very busy week on site, lots of brickwork at the front and the sides of the house. There is now just the back to do then onto the internal blockwork upstairs! Andy’s been moving blocks to the scaffolding height every evening and this weekend whilst I’ve given the site a tidy, its already looking likeContinue reading “Week 21 – Site Progress!”

Week 19 – Site Progress!

More brickwork this week ready for the scaffolding to be moved up again! The front of the house is really starting to take shape now All very exciting. Plus we have also been making decisions regarding sliding doors (last blog post) and are pretty much ready to order the stairs yay! Looking back at theContinue reading “Week 19 – Site Progress!”

Sliding door decisions!

Having had a quote for steel sliding doors coming in at 2.5k each and needing at least 4 we thought we would have a look around and order some cheaper ‘samples’ to make some decisions! And so we came across this sliding door from Wayfair. Super impressed with this “minter sliding door”. For one itContinue reading “Sliding door decisions!”

Week 18 – Site Progress!

It was so refreshing to have movement on site again and less fixation on scaffolding! Week 18 saw block and brickwork at first floor level and some stone heads at the back of the house. So very pleased we have gone with the Portland Stone! It looks fabulous! Week 19 will see more brickwork aroundContinue reading “Week 18 – Site Progress!”

Week 17 – Site Progress!

Well…we were expecting the rest of the scaffolding on Monday so that brickwork could continue however they didn’t turn up until Thursday and so we lost another week of brickwork! But onwards and upwards as they say, blockwork will continue in week 18 up to first floor yay!! And we can now see just howContinue reading “Week 17 – Site Progress!”