Droning on!

As you may be aware from our other blog posts, we are using a Brinno camera for timelapse videos but we also have Ring set up. Brinno works really well for say a weeks worth of footage, simply because you need to get the ladders out, take the camera down and download from the memoryContinue reading “Droning on!”

Week 2 – Site Progress!

Lots more progress in week 2, it really is happening very quickly now. Thursday was a very busy day for the builders, they finished off digging the last of the trenches and got the building inspector sign off just before the concrete arrived!! 3 full loads of concrete arrived one by one, luckily being aContinue reading “Week 2 – Site Progress!”

First Day On Site!

I can not begin to tell you how excited we were when the digger turned up on Friday! It might sound very sad to some people (!) However for us knowing that we are going to start seeing our house take shape soon is just beyond exciting! As mentioned in another blog post we nowContinue reading “First Day On Site!”

3D plans!

If like us, you have been through or are going through the planning process, you will know there can be a lot of waiting (!) but also back and forth with the planners, dealing with any disputes and negotiating any changes. We were originally going to submit an application, after the house was built, toContinue reading “3D plans!”

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”

Moodboard – The Stairs

This has been a tough one, we’ve changed our minds plenty of times! At present we love a combination of concrete and wood. We are thinking precast concrete stairs with a wooden tread… We just can’t decide whether to go with wood covering all of the concrete steps or just the treads… Note that theContinue reading “Moodboard – The Stairs”

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…”

Plans, Plans, Plans….

The above plans were passed before we became involved in the project, the builder wanted 2 3 storey houses but this was refused so asked the architect to design 1 4 bed house, this was granted planning straight away. When we were made aware of this opportunity we liked the plans straight away, the layoutContinue reading “Plans, Plans, Plans….”

First Blog / Story so far

Firstly, hello! And welcome to our very first blog post! Very exciting…well for us… As I write this post we are about to start with our first self build! We will be living in a 300 year old cottage on site whilst all this is going on…it isn’t as glam as it sounds..but we haveContinue reading “First Blog / Story so far”