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 12 – Site Progress! Plus the first 3 months timelapse!!

More blockwork this week, going up to first floor level, it is deceptively high! Our ceiling height is 2.415 which is a little higher than standard but still…and obviously the floor levels will differ to now, it does feel high though! And I’m not complaining Love love love our exposed brick wall! We are soContinue reading “Week 12 – Site Progress! Plus the first 3 months timelapse!!”

Wren kitchen design!

We have decided to go with wren for our kitchen and utility design. They have a beautiful milano elements range with cupboard doors that are exactly what we are looking for… Left to right Copper, Slate and Bronze all matt Yes we are going to use all three..as we are having an island as well,Continue reading “Wren kitchen design!”

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”