One minute we had nothing but a concrete pad then... Well, I could describe it but I think I'll let the pictures speak. Oh, and it only took them 3 and a half days. Magic! The first panel goes up... Is that the new front door? We have rafters... Front door from the outside with… Continue reading Magic!
The wonderful people at Bird's Hill have come through and we are finally warm! I kid you not, but after a month and a half of no heating and just a front room fire, I could cry. I was also worried about the old (1960s-1970s) gas fire... We have no more headaches and I feel… Continue reading We have fire!
Not sure. I had every intention of writing a post last week. Every intention of writing one Monday and Tuesday but I have been tired from being super busy. You see the build has come on leaps and bounds. If anything we are now on a quiet time as we are waiting for the wooden… Continue reading Why so quiet?
It arrived! The round window is here and it is lovely... I think once it is in, it is going to make the space. I can't wait for the hand over of the studio. That looks like next week as we are waiting for the picture window. But it is looking so good already. That… Continue reading Through the round window
There is meant to be a storm coming in tomorrow. It is going to be a big one and we have weather warnings. Currently we have the two dormers stripped and the garage plastered but not 100% watertight as the doors and windows aren't in. Scaffolding on the outside of the house... In fact, this… Continue reading Plaster and plastic
The garage, I must stop calling it that... The studio is now boarded out and has the electric wiring for the plugs and piping for the radiator. It is all looking pretty good. The door will eventually open into the kitchen. Plastering in there starts tomorrow and then we are going to start sorting out… Continue reading The build is coming along
We are just getting the first walls appearing on site. Covid, I was hoping it wouldn't impact us too much, looks like it will be making the build a little difficult as there is a wait on the wooden framing. But it isn't too long and there is plenty to do around the site so… Continue reading Walls
So, the build has been progressing, but an awful lot has looked the same except for a bit of piping. But the real infrastructure has been going in. Now we have our floor level and all the drainage in. It is all pretty amazing. Next week the walls start to go in. I can't wait!… Continue reading Mud is gone, hello concrete
Well - we have the block foundations in and the insulation has just arrived. Things are moving as fast as ever and we are realising how big the extension is. It is a strange thing, to go from a plan to a physical thing. We are a mess but the foundations are going in. So,… Continue reading Optical illusions and designing
Not mental blocks or writing blocks but real blocks. They have arrived so the foundations are going in... So exciting! Can't believe that the pile of blocks will become our extension...