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!”

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!”

Brinno TLC2020 Time-lapse Review!

Before our self build began we knew that one of our definite purchases would be a timelapse camera. What better way to track progress and essentially look back on your journey in years to come! After a recommendation on Instagram we decided to go with the Brinno TLC200pro. We found the setup to be prettyContinue reading “Brinno TLC2020 Time-lapse Review!”

Week 15 – Site Progress!

There hasn’t been a great deal going on this week, as we are waiting for the scaffolding…Still waiting as I write this! And so the brickies have been able to pretty much complete the bay windows brickwork and are now up to first floor height! Fingers crossed the scaffolding will arrive early next week soContinue reading “Week 15 – 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!”

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!”

My very own ensuite..

We will have mentioned in our plans posts, the numerous ideas we’ve had flying around for the upstairs layout, and have settled on connecting our bedroom with the fourth bedroom, essentially making our own dressing rooms and ensuitesĀ  Basically, rather than have a “bathroom” Andy will have his own ensuite, as will I, together withContinue reading “My very own ensuite..”