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Access Driveway

Hastings Build Blog – 3

There has been a transformation over the last few weeks, as the groundworkers have laboured to create access to this challenging site. Retaining walls of blockwork were built, concrete was then poured, and the steep driveway constructed. It’s extremely important to get these aspects right and the groundworks company have done an incredible job. All […]


Hastings Build Blog – 2

Groundworks have begun on this build, and there have been a few challenges to overcome. Excavation for the driveway, which will provide access to the steep site located on the hillside, uncovered an old clay rainwater pipe that had to be diverted. Poor ground conditions due to the unseasonal wet weather seen throughout August have […]

Building Plot Hastings

Hastings Build Blog – 1

Work has just commenced on an enviable building plot in Hastings, in which the clients have achieved planning permission to create a new home in their extensive back garden.  The plot is ideally situated alongside a 44-acre formal park, which features woods, ponds and community spaces. The location is a short walk from the train […]

Contemporary Staircase

Self Build Home Diary – 26

This stylish Scandia has now been completed – paths and patios are underway, then only landscaping and moving in left for these contented customers! Inside, all painting and decorating has been finished, carpets laid and new furniture delivered. The same subtle colour palette has been used throughout the new home, with soft greys and whites, […]

Contemporary Shower Room

Self Build Home Diary – 25

The clients are looking forward to their move-in date as work edges closer to completion. The calming atmosphere they have created in the bathroom beckons to them, with relaxing bubble baths only weeks away. Blending beautifully with the rest of the room, the fitted bath from Pura is encapsulated by the grey-toned tiles, creating a […]

New Bathroom

Self Build Home Diary – 24

The bathrooms and wet rooms have had their finishing touches applied and are now protected from dirt and damage with coverings. This will ensure they remain in pristine condition for the clients when they move into their new home. The neutral colour scheme creates a calming atmosphere, combined with contemporary chrome fixture choices, the spaces […]

Garage Construction

Self Build Home Diary – 23

The blockwork of the garage has been completed, along with the encasing brick cladding. There will be a cohesive look between the detached double garage and the timber frame home as, although built with blocks, the brickwork has been matched for consistency. The beautiful bricks, provided by Vandersanden, have an aged feel that suits the […]

Schroder Kitchen Install

Self Build Home Diary – 22

The build has reached one of the most thrilling stages for the client; kitchen installation! The generous space has been meticulously planned with Scandia’s in-house kitchen designer. Detailed drawings and 3D images were generated to ensure the room was exactly how the customer had envisaged. The wall units were chosen from Schroder’s Fenix range in […]

Garage Floor Base

Self Build Home Diary – 21

Outside the home the new garage is currently being constructed. The reinforced concrete slab has been laid in anticipation of the blockwork to be built on top. The detached double garage will ultimately be clad in the same brick as the house with matching roof tiles, giving a look of coordination.