Week 10 – Site Progress!

More brick laying this week! We are pretty much up to first floor now. There is just the front of the house to do, which will be in week 11 then next up is the blockwork! The majority of our internal walls will be solid, we are close to needing scaffolding now, people really weren’tContinue reading “Week 10 – Site Progress!”

Stone heads and cills..

As you may have seen on our Instagram the brickwork is progressing nicely and with that new decisions! During the planning process we decided to go with stone heads and cills. I LOVE these against a grey window and grey roof tiles. Initially I wanted stone surrounds however planning rejected this as they felt itContinue reading “Stone heads and cills..”

Week 9 (and week 8) progress!!

So we managed to get our second bricklayers! Whoop! Another father and son team who have worked with our builder before on previous builds. Nothing happened in week 8 but plenty in week 9. They were due to start on the Monday of week 9 but frustratingly rain called off the first day, better weatherContinue reading “Week 9 (and week 8) progress!!”

Dressing room ideas – The Ikea PAX system

We have had a play around with our plans a number of times as you may have noticed (!) And decided to have a dressing room each, I really don’t think I could share with Andy and deal with his messiness! He is basically having bedroom 4 and we have kept it open from roomContinue reading “Dressing room ideas – The Ikea PAX system”

3D plans!

If like us, you have been through or are going through the planning process, you will know there can be a lot of waiting (!) but also back and forth with the planners, dealing with any disputes and negotiating any changes. We were originally going to submit an application, after the house was built, toContinue reading “3D plans!”

Plans, Plans, Plans….

The above plans were passed before we became involved in the project, the builder wanted 2 3 storey houses but this was refused so asked the architect to design 1 4 bed house, this was granted planning straight away. When we were made aware of this opportunity we liked the plans straight away, the layoutContinue reading “Plans, Plans, Plans….”

First Blog / Story so far

Firstly, hello! And welcome to our very first blog post! Very exciting…well for us… As I write this post we are about to start with our first self build! We will be living in a 300 year old cottage on site whilst all this is going on…it isn’t as glam as it sounds..but we haveContinue reading “First Blog / Story so far”