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”

Hi vis doggies

The dogs have been so good adjusting to site living and all the new noises that that brings! They haven’t been phased at all really by people walking past the windows and nattering outside. We came across these super cute hi vis jackets for them from ebay… https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202913439704 So cute!! Look at these two onContinue reading “Hi vis doggies”

YouTube! Let’s see how this pans out…

Yes we are taking the plunge and joining the world of youtube! From being hooked on holiday vlogs, basically whenever we go on holiday…especially a travel day vlog! We thought it only right that we share our self build journey So far we have bought a timelapse camera, recommended by an instagrammer. I love theContinue reading “YouTube! Let’s see how this pans out…”

The numbers..financing the build…

We’ve taken some inspiration from building the dream and put together some costs….I always love when they do that on the show and especially the estimated value! Also the houses nearly always come in at much higher value at the end…here’s hoping that happens with our house The Land The land consists of a cottageContinue reading “The numbers..financing the build…”

Plans, Plans, Plans….

The above plans were passed before we became involved in the project, the builder wanted 2 3 storey houses but this was refused so asked the architect to design 1 4 bed house, this was granted planning straight away. When we were made aware of this opportunity we liked the plans straight away, the layoutContinue reading “Plans, Plans, Plans….”