Big Build – Week 7/8 Video Update

Here’s a second video tour of our build. Work is progressing well, we will hopefully have downstairs ready for Christmas. I shall post a full Week 8 update shortly. If you’d like to ask any questions, please contact me below:

Big Build – Week 7 Roofing, Floors, Internal Walls and Plastering

It really is all coming together. The roof and internal walls are progressing and we start the finishing off process with the first plastering. The internal walls are being filled with insulation (sound and heat) then plasterboarded. Not all of them are being done quite yet as Voodoo (our chippy) has to build in additional…

Big Build – Week 6 It’s All About The New Roof!

More wood this week, lots more wood! Quite focused this week on the roof, building the remaining internal walls and doing more of the ceiling electrics. Darren is our sparky and he’s been great at doing everything we wanted quite efficiently, including routing cables from a CCTV kit I had bought. I had to do…

Big Build – All Change Please! Bathrooms and Building Regs

During weeks 4 and 5 we had a few things change in our original plan as internal walls went up and we started the first fix of electricity and plumbing. First fix is where you have all the cables or pipework laid, before floors and walls go in, ready for the ‘final fix’ where taps…

Big Build – Week 4 Steels In, Stairs In, Prep for Roof

This week was all about downstairs. Mainly. We had wondered how on earth we were going to get our steels in (one is nearly 8m long) as the house is surrounded with scaffolding and the driveway isn’t wide enough to swing it round into the garden. First job was to put in the stairs. John…

Big Build – Week 3/4 Video Update

I thought you’d like a quick tour of our works in glorious technicolour! Work is progressing well, I shall post a full Week 4 update shortly. If you’d like to ask any questions, please contact me below:

Big Build – Week 3 New Floor Joists, Walls and Foundation Pads

Week 3 felt like we were having a pause. Mainly because the visible work downstairs slowed down because we couldn’t get a skip on the driveway due to deliveries of blocks, sand and cement for upstairs. We were wrong to think that though as things did continue at pace. Our chief chippy Voodoo (long and…

Big Build – Planning Shenanigans

I thought I’d do a post about the planning process we went through for our build as we had one rejection with an appeal also rejected and then a successful approval for a plan I didn’t think would get through. I will explain! We bought our house knowing that a few years ago, it had…