Big Build – Fire Safety, Steels and Building Control

Week 0 is ‘Scaffolding Week’ – sounds glamorous, eh? Not until you get your house enveloped in scaffolding do you realise the effort and time it takes to do. We are currently in Scaffolding Week, as we are putting on a second floor, the roof is going and we need to top the house in…

Big Build – Selecting a Builder

You do seem to take your life in your hands when selecting a new tradesman. Even a simple plumbing job can create tension in finding a decent person to fix your problem. When you’re suddenly spending thousands on a home extension, the stress is getting the right builder is immense. Because of our build (adding…

Big Build – Introduction

You may notice this isn’t a blog about cooking! We are about to embark on a very large home extension so thought I’d do a blog about our experience in case anyone else is mad enough to try it. We bought our four bedroom bungalow in Staines in the summer of 2016. It’s a multi-generational…