Plants…trees! No we’re not avid gardeners..

Not quite there just yet with the landscaping obviously! But definitely something to think about. The front and side of the house will need to be tackled first given that there will be a house to demolish at the back! And I don’t think we had envisioned we would have this much space at theContinue reading “Plants…trees! No we’re not avid gardeners..”

Flooring decided..

We were so undecided as to what to have in the open plan kitchen area at the back of the house for the longest time. The hallway, living room and snug at the front were a no brainer, hardwood parquet. We actually had this in our old house and loved it! So beautiful and lowContinue reading “Flooring decided..”

Double height hallway…Good decision!

Many moons ago…well it feels like that now…we made the decision to have a partial glass ceiling in the hallway, so that when walking into the house, the rooflight could be seen and really let the light in. Plus who doesn’t love a quirky glass ceiling! It was always going to be a compromise though,Continue reading “Double height hallway…Good decision!”

Glass decided…finally!

About time! We were so undecided for awhile as you may have noticed on instagram. Simply because, originally, before we’d given it a lot of thought, we were sold on aluminium. I really liked the slim lines and athestics. And we had decided that if they weren’t crazy expensive they would be our go toContinue reading “Glass decided…finally!”

Week 24! (6 months) Site Progress!

Oh my goodness, we are now at the 6 month mark! Andy was so very excited to make the 6 month timelapse. Amazing how much can happen in 6 months and to catch it all on camera as well! This week the brickies were only here at the beginning of the week as there wasn’tContinue reading “Week 24! (6 months) Site Progress!”

Kitchen plans…

Very excited to have a kitchen design on paper,and it looks fabulous! Always a bonus! Originally we were going to go with something super modern, with an industrial twist. Handleless, with Copper and Slate cupboard doors but after lots of consideration we felt that we probably would want to change it in a few years,Continue reading “Kitchen plans…”

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!”