It is so strange to be at a stage where it is down to us and the progress is actually ours to control…mu ha ha! And it is quite simply, based on how proactive or lazy we are feeling on any given week ha! And so this week Andy’s been sanding more of the unfinishedContinue reading “Week 72 – The paint spraying has begun..plus staining wood and another light!”
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Week 57 – Site Progress..we have wires! Plus door casings,and great finds!
Busy week this week, Eddie the electrician…official name ha (!) has been on site most of the week and has pretty much done all the first fix electrics upstairs Wires..wires everywhere! And lots of them in the cinema room…we will be having twinkly LED spotlights in here… As you can see, very sparkly and we’veContinue reading “Week 57 – Site Progress..we have wires! Plus door casings,and great finds!”
About time! We were so undecided for awhile as you may have noticed on instagram. Simply because, originally, before we’d given it a lot of thought, we were sold on aluminium. I really liked the slim lines and athestics. And we had decided that if they weren’t crazy expensive they would be our go toContinue reading “Glass decided…finally!”
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 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!”
Week 14 – Site Progress!
Another busy week apart from some rain…standard British weather! We now have steel though eek! Very exciting. Check out the mechanism to put the steel in place! That looked like it really took some leverage and energy! Plus a wood delivery! Lots of joists are in place now…check out our view from the current house…Continue reading “Week 14 – Site Progress!”
Our experience of Purplebricks
We hadn’t sold a house before but had looked round a few, we’d been shown around houses by estate agents and homeowners and generally found the homeowners to be the best at it (not always) so we always knew we would want to do the house tours ourselves when selling. When we decided to putContinue reading “Our experience of Purplebricks”
The numbers..financing the build…
We’ve taken some inspiration from building the dream and put together some costs….I always love when they do that on the show and especially the estimated value! Also the houses nearly always come in at much higher value at the end…here’s hoping that happens with our house The Land The land consists of a cottageContinue reading “The numbers..financing the build…”