A self build house project diary
by Oliver Cannell

A self build house in the making

Follow the process of how we are designing and building a new house ourselves - with help from all the right experts and trades.

Update August 2018 - We're still working on it!
Although the house is nearing completion (if that's ever possible!) and we're living in it, the blog is playing catch-up. More blog entries are being added all the time.



Friday 23rd January 2015
(published/edited Tuesday 7th August 2018)

Plastering progress Plastering progress

Lots of plastering progress in a very short space of time - the interior walls are being finished very quickly.

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Thursday 22nd January 2015
(published/edited Sunday 22nd April 2018)

Storing information and goodies for the future in a hidden time capsule Storing information and goodies for the future in a hidden time capsule

Before all the internal walls have been built, we thought it would be good to hide a time capsule.

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Wednesday 21st January 2015
(published/edited Monday 19th February 2018)

Bathroom and en-suite sanitary items ordered Bathroom and en-suite sanitary items ordered

We've finally made the plunge and ordered bathroom sanitary items.

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Tuesday 20th January 2015
(published/edited Wednesday 8th February 2017)

Frosty roof reveals minor heat loss Frosty roof reveals minor heat loss

Results of a little home heat loss and insulation experiment

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Monday 19th January 2015
(published/edited Saturday 4th February 2017)

Skimming with wet plaster Skimming with wet plaster

The first day of plastering the walls to give the final finish

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