The stairs are ordered!

So excited! It really feels like a big milestone when you are almost ready to have the stairs installed eek. If you haven’t seen our past instagram posts we are going for a precast concrete central staircase. And so the stairs will be made off site and then craned into place We have now signedContinue reading “The stairs are ordered!”

Week 20 – Site Progress!

It was all go on Tuesday this week, the scaffolding guys turned up first thing and moved all the scaffolding up a level so that the brickies can carry on with the rest of the brickwork at first floor level Its a little bit too high now for me! I’m not great with heights soContinue reading “Week 20 – 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!”

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 16 – Site Progress!

Well..what can I say..it has been a VERY quiet week on site! We have been waiting for scaffolding alllllllll week, and so the brickies haven’t been able to continue to first floor. Very frustrating. Added to the fact that we kept being told that they were coming. Oh well! It came on Friday and needlessContinue reading “Week 16 – 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!”

Week 13 – Site progress!

More blockwork this week with internal walls and actual doorways! Eek! Plus the fireplace has been finished as well, and it is beautiful. As we have no doubt mentioned numerous times! We are leaving it exactly like this, no painting of the concrete lintel. It looks so good as is! Plus the peacocks decided toContinue reading “Week 13 – Site progress!”

Stone cill samples..decision made! Finally..

So we had originally decided to go with Portland stone for our stone cills and heads, but I’m not going to lie…I think it may have been because the architect had written this stone on the plans, and we didn’t really give it alot of thought! Needless to say we decided to bite the bulletContinue reading “Stone cill samples..decision made! Finally..”

Week 11 – Site progress!

The third week of brick laying has entailed the last of the ground floor external bricks at the front of the house, and then blockwork continued! The brickies have also completed our exposed brick wall in the kitchen! Its so strange having a finished internal wall, and its beautiful. We decided to go with theContinue reading “Week 11 – Site progress!”

Stone heads and cills..

As you may have seen on our Instagram the brickwork is progressing nicely and with that new decisions! During the planning process we decided to go with stone heads and cills. I LOVE these against a grey window and grey roof tiles. Initially I wanted stone surrounds however planning rejected this as they felt itContinue reading “Stone heads and cills..”