Monthly Archives: May 2011

Upstairs, downstairs – and a roof

There isn’t too much to say about the rest of the work except that after a week and a half, it was all complete. The guys from Future Tech – Jason, Ben and Marek (Polish) – were a friendly, amenable … Continue reading

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First floor…going up

And the first floor (ground floor?) continued to go up rapidly – complete with flooring and internal walls. Quite amazing to be able to walk around it and get a feel for the rooms having been living it on paper … Continue reading

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A new arrival

Monday 9th May, as scheduled, our house arrived on the back of a lorry! Ben had a little Grand Designs  moment and video’d the arrival. It was pretty amazing to see it all stacked up. The first task for the … Continue reading

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Scaffolding

We don’t seem to have taken many pictures of the scaffolding going up, but here are some pics of the finished product and of the views that it affords. Getting the scaffolding up was another milestone. It meant that you … Continue reading

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All that you never knew you wanted to know about SIPs

The other day, I heard Ben describe our blog as the non-techy, wife’s view of self-building. I don’t really object to this description. The blog is written primarily for friends and family, not as a detailed account for other self-builders. It’s also my contribution … Continue reading

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Tony, not Bob

Having filled the trenches, it was time to hand over to Tony. We met Tony (though possibly not covered on the blog) when he came with his digger to take off all the top soil. As his skills are more … Continue reading

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Filling up

I’m rather behind in the blog. At the moment, Ben is building the house faster than I’m documenting it. In real time, the house arrived on the back of a lorry this morning – in blog time, the trenches are … Continue reading

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