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 April 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 9th January 2015
(published/edited Wednesday 6th April 2016)

Burning rubber with the roofing details Burning rubber with the roofing details

It's great to see so many trades on-site at the same time.

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Thursday 8th January 2015
(published/edited Sunday 28th February 2016)

More 1st Fix Plumbing and Electrics More 1st Fix Plumbing and Electrics

A few more photos showing the electrical installation and plumbing

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Tuesday 6th January 2015
(published/edited Tuesday 16th February 2016)

Getting picky with the house insulation Getting picky with the house insulation

Maximising the roofing insulation before the plasterboard is installed.

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Tuesday 6th January 2015
(published/edited Tuesday 2nd February 2016)

1st Fix Plumbing and Electrics 1st Fix Plumbing and Electrics

The plumbers are back and the electrician is here now too.

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Friday 19th December 2014
(published/edited Friday 8th January 2016)

Interior woodwork Interior woodwork

The carpenter is the main trade on site at the moment.

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