Week 67 – Site Progress! Lots of little jobs plus insulation..

Another week, and as soon as the screed dried…(it took about 72 hours) we were able to crack on with insulation among other things… Also, possibly a mixture of moisture in the air from the screed and brushing off some of the salt, has brought the fireplace up a treat! It looks ready for aContinue reading “Week 67 – Site Progress! Lots of little jobs plus insulation..”

Week 65 and 66 – Site Progress!

Well week 65 was pretty quiet..just a little bit of woodwork and some insulation upstairs… As you can see, we are pretty much ready to insulate the roof areas, definitely a job for week 67! Plus check out the peacocks, clearly loving the scaffolding at the front ha! And they’re getting braver and braver, evenContinue reading “Week 65 and 66 – Site Progress!”

Underfloor heating…DIY project!

Well we certainly had a busy week 64! And it’s definitely enjoyable, being able to do some of the selfbuild tasks ourselves, plus we will have more and more diy projects coming up..exciting times! What do you think to all the underfloor heating items piled up in the car ha! Should have hired a van!Continue reading “Underfloor heating…DIY project!”

Week 63 – Site Progress! We have floor insulation..

Oh my goodness..there was a lot of insulation delivered this week! And it was certainly a workout bringing it all into the house in case it rained! And if you live in England you never know when there’s going to be rain regardless of the time of year… And even though it is lightweight, it’sContinue reading “Week 63 – Site Progress! We have floor insulation..”

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..”

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!”

Week 54 – Site Progress! Stud walls, more chipboard and a huge light..

Oh my goodness..the stud walls are going up! And so far we have the utility/downstairs toilet forming eek! Our eagerness took over and we had to make a mini layout beforehand ha! Looks a little bit like a cage at the minute! And the great thing about self building is the numerous tweaking that canContinue reading “Week 54 – Site Progress! Stud walls, more chipboard and a huge light..”

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…”