Early birds, these guys. On my way to meet the electrician at a lazy 7:30 am, I saw that they'd already had a delivery that was just departing down the lane. More oak arrived late yesterday via Neil and his Land Rover with trailer; it's always a pleasure to have him onsite. These pieces will cover the … Continue reading Week 45
New Year, new resolve, ..... we WILL be living in this house before this year is out. Having seen the potential of this place in 1999 and bought it and moved in by Feb 2000, we're finally going to have this noose around our necks lifted. We've hemmed and hawed for so long about the most cost … Continue reading Week 40
The main structure is up and sorted and the building is Dry. Dry is a Big Deal. Even though there are large gaping holes where the windows will go (on 9 January), these will be boarded up over Christmas, and the rest of the structure is Dry. The guys are now finishing off the fiddly … Continue reading Week 35
Not many visits to site this week, but that doesn't mean work isn't occurring. James, Josh and Terry have been busy putting up the facias and soffits. They've been organising to have the flooring put up in the loft and the space is looking really good. I'm so glad we decided to rebuild the front … Continue reading Week 34
The lid is on! Hooray, the guys are in the dry. The big holes for the windows will need to be filled in, but that will be after Christmas. In the meantime, that thin sheet of Tyvek stuff is what matters. Josh and Terry are spending most of their time creating noggins for the ceilings under … Continue reading Week 33
We're really lucky to live here. The roof continues to grow, ungrow and regrow. Dave and Terry spent some time last week discussing the design of the dormers, and as a result the first one they built had to be rebuilt. But Terry, James and Josh worked hard despite the drop in temperature and by the end … Continue reading Week 30
The camera's new home is on the roof where all the activity has been this week. Take a look!
Friday A visit to the joinery company that is doing the stairs, the oak subframes for the windows and the external doors. Paul is our Area Manager and he's always said to come on down and have a visit. As we're getting to some crunch points with decisions, it sounded a great time to scoot … Continue reading Week 24