The stairs are ordered!

So excited! It really feels like a big milestone when you are almost ready to have the stairs installed eek. If you haven’t seen our past instagram posts we are going for a precast concrete central staircase. And so the stairs will be made off site and then craned into place We have now signedContinue reading “The stairs are ordered!”

Week 17 – Site Progress!

Well…we were expecting the rest of the scaffolding on Monday so that brickwork could continue however they didn’t turn up until Thursday and so we lost another week of brickwork! But onwards and upwards as they say, blockwork will continue in week 18 up to first floor yay!! And we can now see just howContinue reading “Week 17 – Site Progress!”

Brinno TLC2020 Time-lapse Review!

Before our self build began we knew that one of our definite purchases would be a timelapse camera. What better way to track progress and essentially look back on your journey in years to come! After a recommendation on Instagram we decided to go with the Brinno TLC200pro. We found the setup to be prettyContinue reading “Brinno TLC2020 Time-lapse Review!”

Week 16 – Site Progress!

Well..what can I say..it has been a VERY quiet week on site! We have been waiting for scaffolding alllllllll week, and so the brickies haven’t been able to continue to first floor. Very frustrating. Added to the fact that we kept being told that they were coming. Oh well! It came on Friday and needlessContinue reading “Week 16 – Site Progress!”

Week 14 – Site Progress!

Another busy week apart from some rain…standard British weather! We now have steel though eek! Very exciting. Check out the mechanism to put the steel in place! That looked like it really took some leverage and energy! Plus a wood delivery! Lots of joists are in place now…check out our view from the current house…Continue reading “Week 14 – Site Progress!”

Giveaway Alert!

We are blown away by the renders @envisionhomedesigns have very kindly gifted to us, using our 2D plans. Sunset render above…love! https://www.instagram.com/envisionhomedesigns/ Such a fabulous way to really visualise your project! And so lifelike! If you would like to be in with a chance to win the same front fa├žade for your project check outContinue reading “Giveaway Alert!”

Week 13 – Site progress!

More blockwork this week with internal walls and actual doorways! Eek! Plus the fireplace has been finished as well, and it is beautiful. As we have no doubt mentioned numerous times! We are leaving it exactly like this, no painting of the concrete lintel. It looks so good as is! Plus the peacocks decided toContinue reading “Week 13 – Site progress!”

Stone cill samples..decision made! Finally..

So we had originally decided to go with Portland stone for our stone cills and heads, but I’m not going to lie…I think it may have been because the architect had written this stone on the plans, and we didn’t really give it alot of thought! Needless to say we decided to bite the bulletContinue reading “Stone cill samples..decision made! Finally..”

Week 12 – Site Progress! Plus the first 3 months timelapse!!

More blockwork this week, going up to first floor level, it is deceptively high! Our ceiling height is 2.415 which is a little higher than standard but still…and obviously the floor levels will differ to now, it does feel high though! And I’m not complaining Love love love our exposed brick wall! We are soContinue reading “Week 12 – Site Progress! Plus the first 3 months timelapse!!”

Wren kitchen design!

We have decided to go with wren for our kitchen and utility design. They have a beautiful milano elements range with cupboard doors that are exactly what we are looking for… Left to right Copper, Slate and Bronze all matt Yes we are going to use all three..as we are having an island as well,Continue reading “Wren kitchen design!”