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 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 16th January 2015
(published/edited Thursday 19th January 2017)

More plasterboarding - it feels like home already More plasterboarding - it feels like home already

A big visual change to the whole interior

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Friday 16th January 2015
(published/edited Wednesday 7th March 2018)

Why is it so hard to buy stuff? Why is it so hard to buy stuff?

Are we just getting old or is it becoming increasingly hard to actually get decent customer service these days?

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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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