A self build house project diary
by Oliver Cannell

Self Build Photo Gallery

Check out the latest photos from the build and see all the things that have been going on around the site.

Shower units and taps for bathrooms
Shower units and taps for bathrooms
24th January 2015
Products
Waster water pipe and extractor fan cables
Waster water pipe and extractor fan cables
24th January 2015
Building Works
Concrete rendering around the en-suite (power cable for the mirror lighting)
Concrete rendering around the en-suite (power cable for the mirror lighting)
24th January 2015
Building Works
Shower cubicle with hot and cold water supply pipes
Shower cubicle with hot and cold water supply pipes
24th January 2015
Building Works
View down the hall and kitchen area
View down the hall and kitchen area
23rd January 2015
Building Works
Living room and dining area
Living room and dining area
23rd January 2015
Building Works
Tools (and interesting workarounds!)
Tools (and interesting workarounds!)
23rd January 2015
Building Works
Detail around the kitchen window recess and sill
Detail around the kitchen window recess and sill
23rd January 2015
Building Works
Plasterboard cut around sockets and switches in the kitchen
Plasterboard cut around sockets and switches in the kitchen
23rd January 2015
Building Works
Main bathroom Velux window and extractor fan wiring
Main bathroom Velux window and extractor fan wiring
23rd January 2015
Building Works
Log burner corner of the living room
Log burner corner of the living room
23rd January 2015
Building Works
Kitchen and dining area
Kitchen and dining area
23rd January 2015
Building Works
Time capsule contents all sealed up in a nice plastic box
Time capsule contents all sealed up in a nice plastic box
22nd January 2015
Misc
Everything neatly organised in plastic wallets
Everything neatly organised in plastic wallets
22nd January 2015
Misc
Local and national news from the day
Local and national news from the day
22nd January 2015
Misc
Music charts; Film listing; Wickes DIY brochures and other random items
Music charts; Film listing; Wickes DIY brochures and other random items
22nd January 2015
Misc
Annotated photos from during the build
Annotated photos from during the build
22nd January 2015
Misc
Self Build Blog website printouts
Self Build Blog website printouts
22nd January 2015
Misc
Business cards and printouts from our websites
Business cards and printouts from our websites
22nd January 2015
Misc
Architect’s sketches; builder’s costing spreadsheet; my CV and Facebook profile printouts
Architect’s sketches; builder’s costing spreadsheet; my CV and Facebook profile printouts
22nd January 2015
Misc
A quick bath to make sure it'll work!
A quick bath to make sure it'll work!
21st January 2015
Misc
Height differences make the space feel bigger
Height differences make the space feel bigger
21st January 2015
Misc
Checking sizes of chosen units
Checking sizes of chosen units
21st January 2015
Misc
Wickes Vieste toilet for the en-suite
Wickes Vieste toilet for the en-suite
21st January 2015
Products
Wickes Capri Sink for the en-suite
Wickes Capri Sink for the en-suite
21st January 2015
Products
Wickes Inca toilet for the bathroom
Wickes Inca toilet for the bathroom
21st January 2015
Products
Wickes Style Basin for the bathroom - follows the curved theme of the bath
Wickes Style Basin for the bathroom - follows the curved theme of the bath
21st January 2015
Products
A single-piece bath with no wobbly side panel
A single-piece bath with no wobbly side panel
21st January 2015
Products
Wickes Arc Bath
Wickes Arc Bath
21st January 2015
Products
Morning frost revealing warm points
Morning frost revealing warm points
20th January 2015
Misc
Closeup of melted frost from warm roofing screws
Closeup of melted frost from warm roofing screws
20th January 2015
Misc
Nice radius on the ceiling
Nice radius on the ceiling
19th January 2015
Building Works
Bedroom built-in wardrobe and cupboard
Bedroom built-in wardrobe and cupboard
19th January 2015
Building Works
Tidy job of plastering around the Velux
Tidy job of plastering around the Velux
19th January 2015
Building Works
Our 'loft'!
Our 'loft'!
19th January 2015
Building Works
The builders' rig for plastering
The builders' rig for plastering
19th January 2015
Building Works
Shower units done.
Shower units done.
17th January 2015
Products
Travertine is the look we're after
Travertine is the look we're after
17th January 2015
Building Materials
This caught our eye and might be good for the en-suite floor
This caught our eye and might be good for the en-suite floor
17th January 2015
Building Materials
Another tile option for the en-suite
Another tile option for the en-suite
17th January 2015
Building Materials
Good value tile and made in Britain
Good value tile and made in Britain
17th January 2015
Building Materials
Possible option for en-suite bathroom wall tiles
Possible option for en-suite bathroom wall tiles
17th January 2015
Building Materials
ACR Neo 3C for logs and solid fuel
ACR Neo 3C for logs and solid fuel
17th January 2015
Products
Prime candidate for the log burner
Prime candidate for the log burner
17th January 2015
Products
Bedroom wardrobe done
Bedroom wardrobe done
16th January 2015
Building Works
Kitchen Velux window looking great
Kitchen Velux window looking great
16th January 2015
Building Works
Living room ceiling done
Living room ceiling done
16th January 2015
Building Works
Mike in action boarding around the kitchen window
Mike in action boarding around the kitchen window
16th January 2015
Building Works
Power and control cables for boiler
Power and control cables for boiler
16th January 2015
Building Works
Kitchen walls with lots of sockets and switches to cater for
Kitchen walls with lots of sockets and switches to cater for
16th January 2015
Building Works
Complex junction around the french doors and steel structure
Complex junction around the french doors and steel structure
16th January 2015
Building Works
Stuff ordered in-store for collection. It will have been thrown around the warehouse a few times!
Stuff ordered in-store for collection. It will have been thrown around the warehouse a few times!
16th January 2015
Products
Expect to get beaten up packaging.
Expect to get beaten up packaging.
16th January 2015
Products
Metal swarf inside a brand new tap. Sharp and dangerous.
Metal swarf inside a brand new tap. Sharp and dangerous.
16th January 2015
Products
Hallway cupboard
Hallway cupboard
15th January 2015
Building Works
The airing cupboard, showing off underfloor heating manifold
The airing cupboard, showing off underfloor heating manifold
15th January 2015
Building Works
An awkward corner in the main bathroom
An awkward corner in the main bathroom
15th January 2015
Building Works
Bedroom wardrobe and cupboard taking shape
Bedroom wardrobe and cupboard taking shape
15th January 2015
Building Works
Partition wall cavities getting filled with insulation
Partition wall cavities getting filled with insulation
15th January 2015
Building Works
Living room and dining room ceiling looking like a proper ceiling (almost)
Living room and dining room ceiling looking like a proper ceiling (almost)
15th January 2015
Building Works
Kitchen ceiling getting boarded out
Kitchen ceiling getting boarded out
15th January 2015
Building Works
Mountain of plasterboard and plasterboard adhesive
Mountain of plasterboard and plasterboard adhesive
15th January 2015
Building Materials
A completed roof window.
A completed roof window.
14th January 2015
Building Works
Adding even more glue to make sure.
Adding even more glue to make sure.
14th January 2015
Building Works
Carefully applying the rubber membrane.
Carefully applying the rubber membrane.
14th January 2015
Building Works
The mounted window chassis. Roof construction layers visible.
The mounted window chassis. Roof construction layers visible.
14th January 2015
Building Works
Extra attention needed at the corners.
Extra attention needed at the corners.
14th January 2015
Building Works
Applying plenty of glue to the timber upstand.
Applying plenty of glue to the timber upstand.
14th January 2015
Building Works
Primer undercoat for door frame timber
Primer undercoat for door frame timber
11th January 2015
Building Works
Undercoat on timber door frames (bedroom wardrobe)
Undercoat on timber door frames (bedroom wardrobe)
11th January 2015
Building Works
Weekend job - painting door frames
Weekend job - painting door frames
11th January 2015
Building Works
Collecting timber offcuts
Collecting timber offcuts
11th January 2015
Building Materials
Timber, plastics, foam and bricks to be sorted
Timber, plastics, foam and bricks to be sorted
11th January 2015
Building Materials
Random site rubbish
Random site rubbish
11th January 2015
Building Materials
Slight concerned about the water pooling on the upper roof levels.
Slight concerned about the water pooling on the upper roof levels.
9th January 2015
Building Works
Nice 100mm insulation to keep us toastie in the winter.
Nice 100mm insulation to keep us toastie in the winter.
9th January 2015
Building Works
Timber upstand built around the window opening.
Timber upstand built around the window opening.
9th January 2015
Building Works
Velux windows ready to be installed.
Velux windows ready to be installed.
9th January 2015
Building Materials
A really neat job of sealing around the waste water vent pipe
A really neat job of sealing around the waste water vent pipe
9th January 2015
Building Works
Slightly worrying tools with all the wood around!
Slightly worrying tools with all the wood around!
9th January 2015
Building Materials
Great weather to be working on the roof.
Great weather to be working on the roof.
9th January 2015
Building Works
En-suite water supply pipes and waste water pipes
En-suite water supply pipes and waste water pipes
8th January 2015
Building Works
Electrical switch back boxes for bathroom towel rad and extractor fan
Electrical switch back boxes for bathroom towel rad and extractor fan
8th January 2015
Building Works
Kitchen wiring (sockets and switches for washing machine)
Kitchen wiring (sockets and switches for washing machine)
8th January 2015
Building Works
Kitchen electrics (sockets and switches for fridge)
Kitchen electrics (sockets and switches for fridge)
8th January 2015
Building Works
Electrical wiring for the kitchen (sockets and switches for oven, hob, extractor)
Electrical wiring for the kitchen (sockets and switches for oven, hob, extractor)
8th January 2015
Building Works
Sliding insulation blocks over each screw to prevent heat loss
Sliding insulation blocks over each screw to prevent heat loss
6th January 2015
Building Works
Insulation foam cut into blocks and glue applied to ends
Insulation foam cut into blocks and glue applied to ends
6th January 2015
Building Works
Spare insulation foam blocks attached over each screw
Spare insulation foam blocks attached over each screw
6th January 2015
Building Works
Long roofing screws inside the house
Long roofing screws inside the house
6th January 2015
Building Works
Living room light cable
Living room light cable
6th January 2015
Building Works
Trip hazard? It's going to happen!
Trip hazard? It's going to happen!
6th January 2015
Building Works
Cabling for all eventualities
Cabling for all eventualities
6th January 2015
Building Materials
Electric cabling leading to the consumer unit in the cupboard
Electric cabling leading to the consumer unit in the cupboard
6th January 2015
Building Works
Water pipe junction in the roof space
Water pipe junction in the roof space
6th January 2015
Building Works
Water pipes for the bath
Water pipes for the bath
6th January 2015
Building Works
En-suite shower water pipe recesses
En-suite shower water pipe recesses
6th January 2015
Building Works
Water piping for the boiler
Water piping for the boiler
6th January 2015
Building Works
Kitchen floor has become a joiner's workshop
Kitchen floor has become a joiner's workshop
19th December 2014
Misc
The right tools for the job
The right tools for the job
19th December 2014
Misc
Don't drop your drill bits in the sawdust
Don't drop your drill bits in the sawdust
19th December 2014
Misc
Planing the door surrounds smooth
Planing the door surrounds smooth
19th December 2014
Misc
The horizontals will be used to fix the plasterboard sheets
The horizontals will be used to fix the plasterboard sheets
19th December 2014
Building Works
Roof trusses and timber work in the ceiling
Roof trusses and timber work in the ceiling
19th December 2014
Building Works
One of the door surrounds (bathroom)
One of the door surrounds (bathroom)
19th December 2014
Building Works
Built-in wardrobe and storage of main bedroom
Built-in wardrobe and storage of main bedroom
19th December 2014
Building Works
Partition walls and built-in wardrobe for the 2nd bedrooom
Partition walls and built-in wardrobe for the 2nd bedrooom
19th December 2014
Building Works
Inspired by this photo on the Inspirational Doors website
Inspired by this photo on the Inspirational Doors website
18th December 2014
Misc
All done - just need the glass to be fitted
All done - just need the glass to be fitted
18th December 2014
Building Works
Lock and latch adjustments to get the alignments right
Lock and latch adjustments to get the alignments right
18th December 2014
Building Works
A 2-man job as the oak veneer door is very heavy
A 2-man job as the oak veneer door is very heavy
18th December 2014
Building Works
Hanging the front door to the frame
Hanging the front door to the frame
18th December 2014
Building Works
Fitting the frame into the house
Fitting the frame into the house
18th December 2014
Building Works
Front door and side window frame assembly delivered to site
Front door and side window frame assembly delivered to site
18th December 2014
Building Materials
Repairing neighbour's adjoining wall
Repairing neighbour's adjoining wall
15th December 2014
Building Works
The water seems o be draining well
The water seems o be draining well
15th December 2014
Building Works
Roof trim and facia board
Roof trim and facia board
15th December 2014
Building Works
Timber battens on for cladding
Timber battens on for cladding
15th December 2014
Building Works
A muddy building site
A muddy building site
15th December 2014
Building Works
Ensuite - insulation blocks where pipes will go
Ensuite - insulation blocks where pipes will go
15th December 2014
Building Works
Underfloor heating manifold cupboard
Underfloor heating manifold cupboard
15th December 2014
Building Works
Log burner corner
Log burner corner
15th December 2014
Building Works
Dry floor screed in the living room
Dry floor screed in the living room
15th December 2014
Building Works
Everything gets covered to make a level floor
Everything gets covered to make a level floor
10th December 2014
Building Works
Screed is compacted and levelled across the whole interior
Screed is compacted and levelled across the whole interior
10th December 2014
Building Works
Screed poured right over the heating pipes
Screed poured right over the heating pipes
10th December 2014
Building Works
Floor screed (closeup)
Floor screed (closeup)
10th December 2014
Building Materials
Interior floor screed delivered and awaiting wheelbarrows
Interior floor screed delivered and awaiting wheelbarrows
10th December 2014
Building Materials
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