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 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 – Week 2 Dust, Unhappy Neighbours and More Dust

My goodness. Whatever you prepare for, nothing can prepare you for the dust you get during a demolition phase of a build. We had grand plans of still being able to use the sheeted-off section of our living room each night but it very quickly became clear that the entire living space we are knocking…