Week 73 – More paint spraying, white paint samples..plus go big or go home….!

And so, this week we finished all the undercoat painting, and we used Express Coat by Valspar from B&Q. This one can be used on fresh plaster and doesn’t need watering down, always a bonus! The downstairs took around 4 hours for 110 metre squared which isn’t bad going at all! I do love thisContinue reading “Week 73 – More paint spraying, white paint samples..plus go big or go home….!”

Week 72 – The paint spraying has begun..plus staining wood and another light!

It is so strange to be at a stage where it is down to us and the progress is actually ours to control…mu ha ha! And it is quite simply, based on how proactive or lazy we are feeling on any given week ha! And so this week Andy’s been sanding more of the unfinishedContinue reading “Week 72 – The paint spraying has begun..plus staining wood and another light!”

Week 71 – Site Progress!

Annnnddddd the plastering is now finished woop!! All done by Friday and now it’s just drying out before we start painting next weekend…eek! The plasterer said we could probably leave it just a few days before making a start on the painting, but we think we’ll wait…patience is key ha! Love love love the landingContinue reading “Week 71 – Site Progress!”

Week 70 – Site Progress..plus we have a front door!

Busy week plastering, and wow what a difference it makes! Also Andy has been fitting some of the borgos before plastering in our bedroom… Plus..the big one…the front door arrived! Yaassss! And wow I love it, I was so nervous that there might be something wrong with it or the colour might not be quiteContinue reading “Week 70 – Site Progress..plus we have a front door!”

Week 69 – Site Progress! More plasterboard plus floor decisions and a paint sprayer…

Eeekkkk lots more plasterboard this week! And the vaulted ceiling areas are looking fabulous! Wow it is really starting to look like a house. It’s so strange when you live pretty much on “site” and it develops into a home rather than a build project ha! And as you can see, we are a littleContinue reading “Week 69 – Site Progress! More plasterboard plus floor decisions and a paint sprayer…”

Week 67 – Site Progress! Lots of little jobs plus insulation..

Another week, and as soon as the screed dried…(it took about 72 hours) we were able to crack on with insulation among other things… Also, possibly a mixture of moisture in the air from the screed and brushing off some of the salt, has brought the fireplace up a treat! It looks ready for aContinue reading “Week 67 – Site Progress! Lots of little jobs plus insulation..”

Week 65 and 66 – Site Progress!

Well week 65 was pretty quiet..just a little bit of woodwork and some insulation upstairs… As you can see, we are pretty much ready to insulate the roof areas, definitely a job for week 67! Plus check out the peacocks, clearly loving the scaffolding at the front ha! And they’re getting braver and braver, evenContinue reading “Week 65 and 66 – Site Progress!”

Underfloor heating…DIY project!

Well we certainly had a busy week 64! And it’s definitely enjoyable, being able to do some of the selfbuild tasks ourselves, plus we will have more and more diy projects coming up..exciting times! What do you think to all the underfloor heating items piled up in the car ha! Should have hired a van!Continue reading “Underfloor heating…DIY project!”

Week 63 – Site Progress! We have floor insulation..

Oh my goodness..there was a lot of insulation delivered this week! And it was certainly a workout bringing it all into the house in case it rained! And if you live in England you never know when there’s going to be rain regardless of the time of year… And even though it is lightweight, it’sContinue reading “Week 63 – Site Progress! We have floor insulation..”

Week 61 – Site Progress! First fix done plus twinkly lights…

Another milestone this week, the first fix electrics are complete and we can now focus on insulation soon, hopefully week 62! Building control paid site a visit on Wednesday and they are happy with everything so we are good to go when it comes to covering the walls and floors And our very pretty twinklyContinue reading “Week 61 – Site Progress! First fix done plus twinkly lights…”