Week 58 – Site Progress! Plus “fiddly” lights and brick slips..

Lots going on this week! Eddie the electrician has been on site for most of it, finishing off the upstairs wiring and thermostats. The cinema room certainly took some doing…as you can see… Lots of twinkly LEDs to go in here, and doing this now will make the second fix much easier! And next weekContinue reading “Week 58 – Site Progress! Plus “fiddly” lights and brick slips..”

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!”

Week 56 – Site Progress..first fix electrics and more stud walls

More progress this week! Andy has been assigned some plumbing tasks and so he made a start on those…cue plumbing related items laid out all pretty in the house ha ha! And he invested in a new drill, and special drill bit making drilling the plumbing holes much easier! Needless to say he’s very happyContinue reading “Week 56 – Site Progress..first fix electrics and more stud walls”

Picket fences and brick walls…

So…we have been giving a little more thought to the landscaping, its still way off yet but I can dream ha! Once the drainage has been sorted, we can at least level out the front and side of the house but we probably won’t get really stuck in until the cottage we are living inContinue reading “Picket fences and brick walls…”

Week 55 – Site Progress..another stud wall plus ready for first fix!

A pretty quiet one but we do have another stud wall and the first fix on the horizon! This one is the Jack and Jill ensuite upstairs for the guest bedroom and cinema room It’s pretty cool being able to play around with room sizes. In this case we made the window central to theContinue reading “Week 55 – Site Progress..another stud wall plus ready for first fix!”

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..”

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…”

Double height decisions…

As you may have picked up on in our previous posts, we are keen to really make the hallway/landing a focal point and show off interesting materials and height differences And so, as well as having a central staircase with a concrete stair, wooden treads and a black metal balustrade we have decided to stopContinue reading “Double height decisions…”

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 46 – Site Progress plus more paint samples…

It’s been pretty quiet for, well pretty much a month or so! My fault of course ha! Just because I wanted stone heads and cills, it has meant that the window fitter couldn’t measure the openings until all the cills were in, and due to all the delays with the scaffolding being moved, it tookContinue reading “Week 46 – Site Progress plus more paint samples…”