Week 86 – Second fix almost complete plus Crittall samples!

Wow, another milestone…we have light upstairs! And Eddie, the electrician, is almost done! Maybe just a few more days than we are good to go. And the cinema room really is taking shape; these small diamond spotlights are SO twinkly!! And the lightsaber wall lights finish it off a treat! Great advice from Claire atContinue reading “Week 86 – Second fix almost complete plus Crittall samples!”

Week 85 – Tiling DIY! Plus more decision making…

More DIY-ING this week, and this time in the form of tiling! But first, some more decisions with regards to the stairs and, more importantly, the detailing! Having decided to go with a black metal balustrade, we were still a little up in the air as to how it should be fixed to the stairs.Continue reading “Week 85 – Tiling DIY! Plus more decision making…”

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…”

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..”

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..”

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 51 – Site Progress! Garage door, more deliveries plus decisions…

Yesssss we have a garage door! And it’s certainly a statement piece don’t you think! It is ocean blue ral 5020…the camera seems to darken the colour but you get the idea And this one is an insulated sectional remote control door…perfect for when we’re taking the dogs for walkies via the garage right! AndContinue reading “Week 51 – Site Progress! Garage door, more deliveries plus decisions…”

We made a concrete sink!

I’m not going to lie….I was pretty excited when it actually worked! Spoiler alert ha! Both myself and Andy love a bit of concrete. It’s so versatile and looks great when textured or smooth. If you haven’t seen our Instagram, our stairs are actually concrete too and we’re going to show it off together withContinue reading “We made a concrete sink!”

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!”

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…”