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 December 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.



Monday 19th January 2015
(published/edited Saturday 4th February 2017)

Skimming with wet plaster Skimming with wet plaster

The first day of plastering the walls to give the final finish

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Saturday 17th January 2015
(published/edited Tuesday 31st January 2017)

And now for some fun stuff - shopping And now for some fun stuff - shopping

Sourcing the right products and materials at the right price takes a lot of time and mileage

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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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