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!”

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..”

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!”

Glass decided…finally!

About time! We were so undecided for awhile as you may have noticed on instagram. Simply because, originally, before we’d given it a lot of thought, we were sold on aluminium. I really liked the slim lines and athestics. And we had decided that if they weren’t crazy expensive they would be our go toContinue reading “Glass decided…finally!”

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!”