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 October 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.



Tuesday 18th November 2008
(published/edited Sunday 17th March 2013)

New house design in progress

Have just received a quickie update from the architects...

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Wednesday 29th October 2008
(published/edited Sunday 17th March 2013)

Planner’s lukewarm response

Initial approach to planners receives 'lukewarm' response in relation to new proposal.

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Sunday 5th October 2008
(published/edited Sunday 17th March 2013)

National Self Build and Renovation Centre Show

Today we attended the show and gained some really useful insight into running a self build project.

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Tuesday 9th September 2008
(published/edited Sunday 26th January 2014)

First meeting with the Architect First meeting with the Architect

We discussed the existing plans for the property and the options available at this stage.

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Friday 27th June 2008
(published/edited Sunday 26th January 2014)

I’ve just bought a plot of land at auction! I’ve just bought a plot of land at auction!

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