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 18 – Site Progress!

It was so refreshing to have movement on site again and less fixation on scaffolding! Week 18 saw block and brickwork at first floor level and some stone heads at the back of the house. So very pleased we have gone with the Portland Stone! It looks fabulous! Week 19 will see more brickwork aroundContinue reading “Week 18 – 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 14 – Site Progress!

Another busy week apart from some rain…standard British weather! We now have steel though eek! Very exciting. Check out the mechanism to put the steel in place! That looked like it really took some leverage and energy! Plus a wood delivery! Lots of joists are in place now…check out our view from the current house…Continue reading “Week 14 – 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!”

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!!”

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!”

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!”

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!!”

Week 6 and 7 – Not a lot of progress!

Not a lot to report unfortunately! This was expected for one of the weeks but not for the other… We knew that our brickies, whom I hasten to add had been working on the last two houses that Andy’s uncle had been building, were going to be on another little job in week 6 .Continue reading “Week 6 and 7 – Not a lot of progress!”