Week 73 – More paint spraying, white paint samples..plus go big or go home….!

And so, this week we finished all the undercoat painting, and we used Express Coat by Valspar from B&Q. This one can be used on fresh plaster and doesn’t need watering down, always a bonus! The downstairs took around 4 hours for 110 metre squared which isn’t bad going at all! I do love thisContinue reading “Week 73 – More paint spraying, white paint samples..plus go big or go home….!”

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 63 – Site Progress! We have floor insulation..

Oh my goodness..there was a lot of insulation delivered this week! And it was certainly a workout bringing it all into the house in case it rained! And if you live in England you never know when there’s going to be rain regardless of the time of year… And even though it is lightweight, it’sContinue reading “Week 63 – Site Progress! We have floor insulation..”

Week 62 – Site Progress! Plus floor lights..

Well, week 62 was a pretty quiet one. Just a little bit of plasterboard..nothing too exciting! This needed doing before the actual plastering as some thinner pieces were required in places… It is exciting though, having a little bit of plasterboard don’t you think! Plus woodwork up high to roof level ready for the plasterboards!Continue reading “Week 62 – Site Progress! Plus floor lights..”

Week 61 – Site Progress! First fix done plus twinkly lights…

Another milestone this week, the first fix electrics are complete and we can now focus on insulation soon, hopefully week 62! Building control paid site a visit on Wednesday and they are happy with everything so we are good to go when it comes to covering the walls and floors And our very pretty twinklyContinue reading “Week 61 – Site Progress! First fix done plus twinkly lights…”

Outdoor lights…

Something that we felt was a must when it came to the planning stages of the build, and the lighting design. And we have decided to go with up/down lights. The splay of light with these works so well in different spaces, and we will have them either side of the front door, as wellContinue reading “Outdoor lights…”

Week 60 – Site Progress! First fix is almost finished plus window cills and using the bifolds..

Another week and the first fix is just about done…honestly ha! The waste pipes are now in but the plumber is missing a few bits and so hopefully he will be back in week 61…. Plus Harold has been busy with bay window cills and has almost finished the roof tiles too..just ridge tiles toContinue reading “Week 60 – Site Progress! First fix is almost finished plus window cills and using the bifolds..”

Week 58 – Site Progress! Plus “fiddly” lights and brick slips..

Lots going on this week! Eddie the electrician has been on site for most of it, finishing off the upstairs wiring and thermostats. The cinema room certainly took some doing…as you can see… Lots of twinkly LEDs to go in here, and doing this now will make the second fix much easier! And next weekContinue reading “Week 58 – Site Progress! Plus “fiddly” lights and brick slips..”

Week 57 – Site Progress..we have wires! Plus door casings,and great finds!

Busy week this week, Eddie the electrician…official name ha (!) has been on site most of the week and has pretty much done all the first fix electrics upstairs Wires..wires everywhere! And lots of them in the cinema room…we will be having twinkly LED spotlights in here… As you can see, very sparkly and we’veContinue reading “Week 57 – Site Progress..we have wires! Plus door casings,and great finds!”

Week 56 – Site Progress..first fix electrics and more stud walls

More progress this week! Andy has been assigned some plumbing tasks and so he made a start on those…cue plumbing related items laid out all pretty in the house ha ha! And he invested in a new drill, and special drill bit making drilling the plumbing holes much easier! Needless to say he’s very happyContinue reading “Week 56 – Site Progress..first fix electrics and more stud walls”