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!”

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…”

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 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!”

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..”

Week 22 – Site Progress!

Another week, where does the time go!! Upstairs is really starting to take shape now, it won’t be long before the brickwork has been completed! Block and brickwork at the back of the house, eek! Next up will be the internal block work, I am so excited for that. Need to build myself up toContinue reading “Week 22 – Site Progress!”

Kitchen plans…

Very excited to have a kitchen design on paper,and it looks fabulous! Always a bonus! Originally we were going to go with something super modern, with an industrial twist. Handleless, with Copper and Slate cupboard doors but after lots of consideration we felt that we probably would want to change it in a few years,Continue reading “Kitchen plans…”

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!”

The stairs are ordered!

So excited! It really feels like a big milestone when you are almost ready to have the stairs installed eek. If you haven’t seen our past instagram posts we are going for a precast concrete central staircase. And so the stairs will be made off site and then craned into place We have now signedContinue reading “The stairs are ordered!”