Week 57 – Site Progress..we have wires! Plus door casings,and great finds!

Busy week this week, Eddie the electrician…official name ha (!) has been on site most of the week and has pretty much done all the first fix electrics upstairs Wires..wires everywhere! And lots of them in the cinema room…we will be having twinkly LED spotlights in here… As you can see, very sparkly and we’veContinue reading “Week 57 – Site Progress..we have wires! Plus door casings,and great finds!”

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”

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..”

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!”

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…”

Week 37 and 38 – Site Progress!

Another two weeks have gone by, and wow the time really does fly! Although there hasn’t been much to report from week 37, there has been more progress in week 38 luckily.  Week 37 saw some of the scaffolding come down though yay! which was exciting in itself and a great milestone! I’m pretty sureContinue reading “Week 37 and 38 – Site Progress!”

Week 36 – Site Progress!

We have solar panels! And just in time before the scaffolding comes down next week…. To pass the SAP assessment (something all new houses have to meet) we needed to have solar panels, the financial incentives for having solar aren’t what they used to be but our electric bill should go down from around £60Continue reading “Week 36 – 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!”

Week 28 and 29 – Site Progress!

Oh the saga of waiting on materials! In this case, bricks. And the difficulty being able to pin people down for dates as well. Hopefully they will be arriving in week 30 so that the gables can be finished fingers crossed! However, at least the central section of the roof trusses have been done, andContinue reading “Week 28 and 29 – Site Progress!”