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 2017 - 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.



Thursday 15th January 2015
(published/edited Wednesday 22nd June 2016)

The beginning of the end The beginning of the end

The interior spaces are starting to look like livable rooms.

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Wednesday 14th January 2015
(published/edited Sunday 22nd May 2016)

Fiddlers on the roof Fiddlers on the roof

Lots of action on the roof to get the rest of the Velux roof windows installed.

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Sunday 11th January 2015
(published/edited Friday 6th May 2016)

Site rubbish and weekend jobs Site rubbish and weekend jobs

At the weekends, when the builders aren't around, we can do some small jobs ourselves.

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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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