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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 […]

Timber frame self build

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 – 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. […]