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 June 2020 - 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 3rd April 2009
(published/edited Sunday 26th January 2014)

Self Build Course - Construction Technology (Part 1) Self Build Course - Construction Technology (Part 1)

I attended Module 5 of this course today, at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre, Swindon.

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Saturday 14th March 2009
(published/edited Sunday 17th March 2013)

Fly Tipping On Site

Have been notified of fly tipping on site - twice!

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Thursday 12th February 2009
(published/edited Sunday 17th March 2013)

Planning difficulties, slow progress and design changes

Some issues with the current design and lack of progress with the planners, has changed the strategy a little.

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Friday 23rd January 2009
(published/edited Sunday 17th March 2013)

Self Build Course - Evaluating Your Plot, Designing Your Project and Construction Preliminaries

Attended Module 2 of this course today, at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon.

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Thursday 22nd January 2009
(published/edited Sunday 17th March 2013)

Self Build Course - Budgeting for Your Project and Finding Land

I attended Module 1 of this course today, at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon.

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