Week 62

Welcome to Week 62 in our 36 Week project.... It's all about finishing now. Lots of pressure to Buy Things like... doorbells. Have you ever given much thought to them? The button bit can be a nice design piece, and there are many many different types to choose from. But the ringer, chime, sounder, whatever … Continue reading Week 62

Week 56

The kitchen is in. There are a few teething problems, but I'm sure it's nothing that won't be overcome in time. The most imperative thing that needs a little attention is the presence of the hole that's been drilled for the ducting. James had organised a massive 7" core drill to be onsite for the … Continue reading Week 56

Week 55

It's official: we've Given Notice on our rental house. This event sparked a flurry of activity in the household. Given that we've moved out of the old house in the first place (after 15 years of living there--there should be a law that people are forced to move every five years in an effort to decouple themselves … Continue reading Week 55

Week 50

Spring is springing on the way to site. While the weather improves and we're thinking about trenches, services and meters, here are some pix of the outside of the house. The problem with glazing bar alignment across the two planes of windows in the front bay that we had back in Week 42 has been resolved. Thank … Continue reading Week 50

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 42

Roof tiles arrived this week. Spencer and his team used the tile-escalator, or Bumpa, to haul 10,000 tiles up to the roof. That is TEN THOUSAND. A totally bonkers number. We're very happy with the colour. Although we didn't use a huge mix of colours in the end, having gone for mostly Heritage, Michelmersch, they … Continue reading Week 42