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Self-Build Home Diary – 7

With the walls full of insulation, the floors covered with screed, and the first fix plumbing complete, the interior of this build is feeling more like a home every day. The first fix electrics are currently being installed as exterior landscaping details are discussed with the client.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Self-Build Home Diary – 3

Even on a windy winter’s day it is easy to imagine how incredible this home will be when finished. Driving down a country lane towards a small West Sussex village, the site can be seen set back from the road with a backdrop of the rolling South Down hills. Birds are happily singing away whilst […]

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Self-Build Home Diary – 2

This country home is starting to take shape, with the floor plan clearly distinguishable from the beam and block floor that was recently completed.  A block upstand has been used on the foundations ready for the timber frame to be erected shortly after Christmas.   

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Self-Build Home Diary – 1

On an idyllic site in the West Sussex countryside, a Scandia house is in the early stages of being built. The area has been cleared and groundworks have begun, with a basement starting to take shape within the earth. The timber frame is set to be delivered in the coming weeks, arriving just after Christmas. […]