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..”

Week 10 – Site Progress!

More brick laying this week! We are pretty much up to first floor now. There is just the front of the house to do, which will be in week 11 then next up is the blockwork! The majority of our internal walls will be solid, we are close to needing scaffolding now, people really weren’tContinue reading “Week 10 – 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..”

Week 9 (and week 8) progress!!

So we managed to get our second bricklayers! Whoop! Another father and son team who have worked with our builder before on previous builds. Nothing happened in week 8 but plenty in week 9. They were due to start on the Monday of week 9 but frustratingly rain called off the first day, better weatherContinue reading “Week 9 (and week 8) progress!!”

Dressing room ideas – The Ikea PAX system

We have had a play around with our plans a number of times as you may have noticed (!) And decided to have a dressing room each, I really don’t think I could share with Andy and deal with his messiness! He is basically having bedroom 4 and we have kept it open from roomContinue reading “Dressing room ideas – The Ikea PAX system”

Week 6 and 7 – Not a lot of progress!

Not a lot to report unfortunately! This was expected for one of the weeks but not for the other… We knew that our brickies, whom I hasten to add had been working on the last two houses that Andy’s uncle had been building, were going to be on another little job in week 6 .Continue reading “Week 6 and 7 – Not a lot of progress!”

Flower walls

I’ve seen these on nights out in bars and thought they were pretty cool…not for everyone I would imagine, as is the case with most things in life (!) But after having a scroll through instagram for walk in wardrobe ideas I came across a flower wall in someone’s home and LOVED the idea! ThisContinue reading “Flower walls”

Making a decision…Stairs!

The stairs have probably been our most difficult decision so far. We have shared some ideas and looked at so many Instagram and pinterest pics! And now we need to make a decision..it’s all starting to feel real As we are going to go with a parquet wood floor and microcement walls in the hallwayContinue reading “Making a decision…Stairs!”

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!”