We made a concrete sink!

I’m not going to lie….I was pretty excited when it actually worked! Spoiler alert ha! Both myself and Andy love a bit of concrete. It’s so versatile and looks great when textured or smooth. If you haven’t seen our Instagram, our stairs are actually concrete too and we’re going to show it off together withContinue reading “We made a concrete sink!”

Week 44 – Site Progress plus more lights!

Not a whole lot going on this week, we were hopeful that the garage door would be fitted but that wasn’t to be….well not entirely anyway! The fitters set it up however the company had measured incorrectly by around 300mm and so either the whole door will need to be made again or another panelContinue reading “Week 44 – Site Progress plus more lights!”

Formed concrete and brick planters….landscaping ideas so far!

As we are edging ever closer to the interiors, it’s time we gave a little thought to the outside! There’s no doubt it will be a work in progress, especially when it comes to the back garden as the current house will need to be demolished first! If you haven’t seen our Instagram before weContinue reading “Formed concrete and brick planters….landscaping ideas so far!”

Week 39 and 40 – Site Progress!

Not a whole lot to report, simply because the windows and doors won’t be arriving for another month or so, which means there is no rush really! The garage roof trusses are up, and we ordered our garage door too eek! I didn’t realise I’d get excited over a garage door…and I don’t think AndyContinue reading “Week 39 and 40 – Site Progress!”

Week 35 – Site Progress!

Yes! A productive week after a very quiet week 34! The roof tilers came on Wednesday and laid out all the tiles ready to put them in place on Friday And they had the best contraption! A tile conveyer belt. I want one! Or at least to use to send brews up ha! And Dave,Continue reading “Week 35 – Site Progress!”

SketchUp!

Wow what a revelation! This is such a fabulous way to visualise your home and get an idea of scale. It takes a little bit of patience and practice but it is so worth it..and its free! If you don’t go with the pro options that is, but this is what we have managed toContinue reading “SketchUp!”

Week 30 and 31 – Site Progress!

Not a great deal going on over the Christmas period, aside from a little more roof work on Christmas eve, and then a wait for the last of the bricks so that the gables can be finished Finally arriving in week 30, plus the ogee roof guttering came… And other than that a quiet oneContinue reading “Week 30 and 31 – Site Progress!”

Flooring decided..

We were so undecided as to what to have in the open plan kitchen area at the back of the house for the longest time. The hallway, living room and snug at the front were a no brainer, hardwood parquet. We actually had this in our old house and loved it! So beautiful and lowContinue reading “Flooring decided..”

Double height hallway…Good decision!

Many moons ago…well it feels like that now…we made the decision to have a partial glass ceiling in the hallway, so that when walking into the house, the rooflight could be seen and really let the light in. Plus who doesn’t love a quirky glass ceiling! It was always going to be a compromise though,Continue reading “Double height hallway…Good decision!”

Week 26 and 27 – Site Progress!

We decided to group the two weeks together as week 26 was a little quiet to say the least. We were waiting until Thursday for the scaffolding to be moved up. Again they kept giving us a date and then not turning up. Obviously we know that all the trades are busy but seriously, whyContinue reading “Week 26 and 27 – Site Progress!”