Week 46

Most of the action this week occurred behind the scenes. Lots of planning and sorting and choosing more than cutting, sticking and building. We've chosen a fireplace, paid bills, decided on tiles, placed thermostats, chased electrics, considered ironmongery and built-in furniture, and we started thinking about wardrobe build-ups, kitchen pendants, sofas and curtains. I thought … Continue reading Week 46

Week 36

Hip Hip Hooray it's week 36! Well,...... Tim said early on not to worry and that the Christmas lights would be on. And they are! We've got a tree with lights--what's the problem?! The roofing guys even built us a present out of battening to go under the tree. Despite the amended programme, this has … Continue reading Week 36

Week 31

Mid-November and it's getting really really cold. The rental house's main valve to the ground floor radiators decided to give up the ghost this week just to make things interesting. Not quite a frost on the inside of the windows state of affairs, but it's certainly cold underfoot when making that first cup of tea in … Continue reading Week 31

Week 30

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

Week 24

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

Week 20

Friday We say goodbye to Nic and Justin and thank them very much for everything they've done for us. They're great guys, keeping the build rolling along all together despite significant challenges that would flummox any mere mortal, and they still manage to make us laugh. Best of luck in the future, guys. Welcome aboard Tim and … Continue reading Week 20