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 32 – Site Progress!

Well what a week! Much more going on and luckily the weather improved and so the brickwork could continue yay. The front gables are looking so pretty with a lovely brickwork pattern It really looks like a house now that the front gables have been finished! And also the stone cills and name stones arrived…Continue reading “Week 32 – Site Progress!”

Plants…trees! No we’re not avid gardeners..

Not quite there just yet with the landscaping obviously! But definitely something to think about. The front and side of the house will need to be tackled first given that there will be a house to demolish at the back! And I don’t think we had envisioned we would have this much space at theContinue reading “Plants…trees! No we’re not avid gardeners..”

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!”

Week 24! (6 months) Site Progress!

Oh my goodness, we are now at the 6 month mark! Andy was so very excited to make the 6 month timelapse. Amazing how much can happen in 6 months and to catch it all on camera as well! This week the brickies were only here at the beginning of the week as there wasn’tContinue reading “Week 24! (6 months) Site Progress!”

Roof decisions…

Can not believe we are almost ready for the roof! Where has this six months gone…so exciting! The tiles are being ordered this week and we have gone for the below. Definitely will look good against the anthracite grey windows and the stone heads and cills Also, how many decisions are there?! We suddenly realisedContinue reading “Roof decisions…”

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!”