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 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!”

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!”

Week 21 – Site Progress!

Very busy week on site, lots of brickwork at the front and the sides of the house. There is now just the back to do then onto the internal blockwork upstairs! Andy’s been moving blocks to the scaffolding height every evening and this weekend whilst I’ve given the site a tidy, its already looking likeContinue reading “Week 21 – Site Progress!”

Week 19 – Site Progress!

More brickwork this week ready for the scaffolding to be moved up again! The front of the house is really starting to take shape now All very exciting. Plus we have also been making decisions regarding sliding doors (last blog post) and are pretty much ready to order the stairs yay! Looking back at theContinue reading “Week 19 – Site Progress!”

Week 16 – Site Progress!

Well..what can I say..it has been a VERY quiet week on site! We have been waiting for scaffolding alllllllll week, and so the brickies haven’t been able to continue to first floor. Very frustrating. Added to the fact that we kept being told that they were coming. Oh well! It came on Friday and needlessContinue reading “Week 16 – Site Progress!”

Week 15 – Site Progress!

There hasn’t been a great deal going on this week, as we are waiting for the scaffolding…Still waiting as I write this! And so the brickies have been able to pretty much complete the bay windows brickwork and are now up to first floor height! Fingers crossed the scaffolding will arrive early next week soContinue reading “Week 15 – Site Progress!”

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!!”