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 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!”

Acoustic panelling..

As we are underway with the stud walls, and rooms are starting to take shape, we can give a little more thought to the hidden door in the tiki bar! If you have seen on our Instagram, we will be having a coat cupboard in this room,and as it is just off from the hallwayContinue reading “Acoustic panelling..”

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”

Picket fences and brick walls…

So…we have been giving a little more thought to the landscaping, its still way off yet but I can dream ha! Once the drainage has been sorted, we can at least level out the front and side of the house but we probably won’t get really stuck in until the cottage we are living inContinue reading “Picket fences and brick walls…”

Week 55 – Site Progress..another stud wall plus ready for first fix!

A pretty quiet one but we do have another stud wall and the first fix on the horizon! This one is the Jack and Jill ensuite upstairs for the guest bedroom and cinema room It’s pretty cool being able to play around with room sizes. In this case we made the window central to theContinue reading “Week 55 – Site Progress..another stud wall plus ready for first fix!”

Spray painting…

Eeek now we have flooring upstairs we can start to visualise and put our planned layouts into practice! Yes we have been playing around with sketchup but it always helps to actually spray paint in the actual space…I was tempted to buy some inflatable furniture too ha ha! And first off, my ensuite. Definitely bathContinue reading “Spray painting…”

Week 53 – Site Progress..chipboard and the big one…weather tight!

More chipboard this week and it’s been great, actually walking around upstairs and getting a real feel for the space! Plus a little snagging as you can imagine ha! And we are weather tight! Its a temporary door but at least we can now get the ball rolling with the self build mortgage, and theContinue reading “Week 53 – Site Progress..chipboard and the big one…weather tight!”

What a difference a year makes…

It seems only yesterday that we were getting giddy about the digger ha! And look has us now..almost weather tight and onto the interiors Cue digger pic… There has been the odd delay on the way, be it materials..or waiting for scaffolding (bug bear of mine) or measuring issues (!) but we are getting thereContinue reading “What a difference a year makes…”

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…”