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 November 2019 - 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 9th December 2014
(published/edited Tuesday 11th August 2015)

Underfloor heating pipes installed Underfloor heating pipes installed

Another big step towards having a nice warm home

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Tuesday 9th December 2014
(published/edited Tuesday 11th August 2015)

First step towards toasty toes First step towards toasty toes

Getting the underfloor heating installed is another big milestone which we've been looking forward to.

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Monday 8th December 2014
(published/edited Thursday 12th March 2015)

Floor damp-proofing and insulation Floor damp-proofing and insulation

Now that the house is essentially dry, the flooring can be started.

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Sunday 7th December 2014
(published/edited Wednesday 13th May 2015)

Choosing the bathroom and en-suite sanitary items Choosing the bathroom and en-suite sanitary items

Even when working to a budget, there is still a huge amount of choice out there

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Friday 5th December 2014
(published/edited Tuesday 9th December 2014)

Wall ties - going ‘eco’ starts small Wall ties - going ‘eco’ starts small

Trying make your new build home more eco doesn't have to be a huge effort. The smallest improvements can make a big long term difference.

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