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 – 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 1 Removal of the Roof and Fun with Skips

Week 1 of our build is over. It was less of a build and more of quite the opposite. We had our roof taken off and preparation work done downstairs for demolishing walls. You will hear the ‘dust warnings’ from everyone when you start a build but nothing can prepare you for the noise, the…