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..”

Spray painting…

Eeek now we have flooring upstairs we can start to visualise and put our planned layouts into practice! Yes we have been playing around with sketchup but it always helps to actually spray paint in the actual space…I was tempted to buy some inflatable furniture too ha ha! And first off, my ensuite. Definitely bathContinue reading “Spray painting…”

Week 53 – Site Progress..chipboard and the big one…weather tight!

More chipboard this week and it’s been great, actually walking around upstairs and getting a real feel for the space! Plus a little snagging as you can imagine ha! And we are weather tight! Its a temporary door but at least we can now get the ball rolling with the self build mortgage, and theContinue reading “Week 53 – Site Progress..chipboard and the big one…weather tight!”

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 51 – Site Progress! Garage door, more deliveries plus decisions…

Yesssss we have a garage door! And it’s certainly a statement piece don’t you think! It is ocean blue ral 5020…the camera seems to darken the colour but you get the idea And this one is an insulated sectional remote control door…perfect for when we’re taking the dogs for walkies via the garage right! AndContinue reading “Week 51 – Site Progress! Garage door, more deliveries plus decisions…”

Pendant lights…

If you are following our Instagram you might know that we are having a double height space in our hallway and, essentially, really showing off the space and the look of the stairs The stairs, might I add, are concrete and will have wooden treads, together with a black metal balustrade Plus we also haveContinue reading “Pendant lights…”