Making a decision…Stairs!

The stairs have probably been our most difficult decision so far. We have shared some ideas and looked at so many Instagram and pinterest pics! And now we need to make a decision..it’s all starting to feel real As we are going to go with a parquet wood floor and microcement walls in the hallwayContinue reading “Making a decision…Stairs!”

Week 1 – Site Progress!

So we are a week in and there has been a lot of progress! The trenches are pretty much done ready for the concrete woop! I dont think we realised how quickly things would progress. After digging started on the Friday, by the Wednesday Andy’s uncle said that the building inspector would be checking theContinue reading “Week 1 – Site Progress!”

Doggies!

It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t have a doggie blog post! So here it is! We have a cavapoo….(King Charles Cavalier crossed with a miniature poodle)….note that when we were deciding we thought miniature was toy lol. Not that she is big, I would say medium sized (!) And we have a Cavottish orContinue reading “Doggies!”

First Day On Site!

I can not begin to tell you how excited we were when the digger turned up on Friday! It might sound very sad to some people (!) However for us knowing that we are going to start seeing our house take shape soon is just beyond exciting! As mentioned in another blog post we nowContinue reading “First Day On Site!”

YouTube! Let’s see how this pans out…

Yes we are taking the plunge and joining the world of youtube! From being hooked on holiday vlogs, basically whenever we go on holiday…especially a travel day vlog! We thought it only right that we share our self build journey So far we have bought a timelapse camera, recommended by an instagrammer. I love theContinue reading “YouTube! Let’s see how this pans out…”

Moodboard – The Stairs

This has been a tough one, we’ve changed our minds plenty of times! At present we love a combination of concrete and wood. We are thinking precast concrete stairs with a wooden tread… We just can’t decide whether to go with wood covering all of the concrete steps or just the treads… Note that theContinue reading “Moodboard – The Stairs”

The numbers..financing the build…

We’ve taken some inspiration from building the dream and put together some costs….I always love when they do that on the show and especially the estimated value! Also the houses nearly always come in at much higher value at the end…here’s hoping that happens with our house The Land The land consists of a cottageContinue reading “The numbers..financing the build…”

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….”