Week 42 and 43 – Site Progress!

Another two weeks have gone by, and it shouldn’t be long now until we are water tight eek! Not alot to report in week 42, just the porch tiles and a bit of woodwork on the garage… Plus a site tidy, well the front half of the house, lots of sweeping up so that weContinue reading “Week 42 and 43 – Site Progress!”

Formed concrete and brick planters….landscaping ideas so far!

As we are edging ever closer to the interiors, it’s time we gave a little thought to the outside! There’s no doubt it will be a work in progress, especially when it comes to the back garden as the current house will need to be demolished first! If you haven’t seen our Instagram before weContinue reading “Formed concrete and brick planters….landscaping ideas so far!”

Window dressings…

Oh…my….goodness…! There are so many of them, how have I never noticed this before ha ha! And yes, it may be a little early to be making these kind of decisions, however there is good reason. We were unsure as to whether our choices might determine how the rooms are plasterboarded, given that there are,Continue reading “Window dressings…”

Week 41 – Site Progress! Plus more light deliveries and front door changes

Another week has gone by and saw the roof trusses go up ready for the porch tiles Andy set up the scaffolding ready…luckily we didn’t have to wait for the scaffolders to do this ha ha! Thankfully the salt has started to wash off the bricks..phew! It looks here as though they’ve been spray paintedContinue reading “Week 41 – Site Progress! Plus more light deliveries and front door changes”

Week 39 and 40 – Site Progress!

Not a whole lot to report, simply because the windows and doors won’t be arriving for another month or so, which means there is no rush really! The garage roof trusses are up, and we ordered our garage door too eek! I didn’t realise I’d get excited over a garage door…and I don’t think AndyContinue reading “Week 39 and 40 – Site Progress!”

Kitchen island light?

If you have read some of our previous posts, you will know that we decided to go with a lighting designer…check it out here And one of the suggestions was to go with something quite simple above the kitchen island…side note in light of this (excuse the pun!) we are going a little crazy aboveContinue reading “Kitchen island light?”

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!”

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!”