Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lowering the driveway

Planning regulations these days don’t allow driveways to slope or to have water run-off into the road. Part of our planning permission, therefore, was to lower our drive and put in drainage. It was part of our contract with next … Continue reading

Posted in Housebuild, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Upstairs Downstairs

We had a false start with the stairs. We arranged delivery on Monday so that the Higglet and I could be there to open up, but when they arrived at the warehouse they were damaged. They came on Wednesday instead. … Continue reading

Posted in Housebuild, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ceilings and insulation

More dry-lining; this time insulation and ceilings downstairs. Fibreglass insulation is horrible stuff. I just need to stand in its vicinity and I’m scratching all over, like a dog with fleas, for the rest of the day. Ben and Duncan … Continue reading

Posted in Housebuild, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Water board

One morning, I got a call from Ben asking me to meet the people from Wessex Water who were coming to fix us to the mains. Tony Lock had been going to meet them, so he could help match up … Continue reading

Posted in Housebuild, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Community plasterboarding project

As I’ve mentioned before, the dry-lining takes quite a long time. As well as our lovely postman, we’ve been able to rope in a few more willing volunteers. First up was Uncle Dick (fresh from organising his son’s wedding) and … Continue reading

Posted in Housebuild, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bifold Doors

Still not the full windows story, but the next episode in the drama. Some time after the rest of the windows were in, TBS (to name them fully would cause untold grief) came to fit the bifold doors. When the … Continue reading

Posted in Housebuild, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Meet our postman

With floor done, windows (nearly) in, the next job on the “to do” list was plasterboarding (dry-lining). This is something Ben hoped to spend lots of time on over the summer holidays, but with the drama over the windows (blah, … Continue reading

Posted in Housebuild, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment