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Self-Build Home Diary – 13

The build has moved on tremendously in the last couple of weeks. In the basement (where once complete, there will be a wine cellar, media room, gym, shower and plant room) the Ground Source Heat Pump is ready to be connected to the household plumbing. On the ground floor, the kitchen is currently being installed. […]

Kitchen Floor

Self-Build Home Diary – 11

Thoughts are turning to interiors now. The practical, but beautiful, limestone tile flooring is being laid in the kitchen and the client is excitedly awaiting delivery of her range cooker. An electric Everhot has been chosen as it successfully blends traditional looks with contemporary living. It doesn’t radiate as much heat as an Aga which, […]

Tile Hanging

Self-Build Home Diary – 10

The exterior of this cottage-style new home is very nearly complete! The stone and brick cladding is close to finishing, with just a little work to be completed around the chimney and dormers. The tile hanging is progressing well, as is the installation of the beautiful zinc guttering. Soon the scaffolding can be removed and […]

Sussex Self Build

Self-Build Home Diary – 9

The outside of this property is now looking more like a home than a construction site, as the beautiful stonework is clad to the exterior. The heatwave we’re currently experiencing in most of the UK is taking its toll on the couple building the house; temperatures inside the static home they’re living in have increased […]

Timber Windows

Self-Build Home Diary – 8

The bespoke timber windows have arrived on site and are being installed into the prepared openings by the skilled build team, a significant step in the progress of constructing this home. The units, which were crafted in the UK by family run firm ‘Byng Joinery’, achieve a traditional appearance with authentic looking Georgian bars dividing […]

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Self-Build Home Diary – 6

With daffodils, primroses and bluebells springing up all over Sussex, and the sun making a brief appearance after a painfully long winter, progress and optimism can be felt in the air as we look forward to the light, bright summer days ahead. The self-builders of this property have even more reason to be cheerful, as […]

Timber Frame

Self-Build Home Diary – 5

It feels as if England is still in the depths of winter, with the “Beast from the East” raging, bringing heavy snow showers and sub-zero temperatures to the country. But officially, according to the meteorological calendar, we are now into Spring. The weather can only get better, surely? The clients of this build certainly hope […]

Timber roof trusses

Self-Build Home Diary – 4

Even with the extreme weather conditions prevailing in West Sussex, the build carries on through the snow and ice. The timber roof trusses have been craned into position atop the structure, enabling the self-builders to see the site rapidly transforming into their dream home. The couple, who were living in a Grade 2 listed cottage […]