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 July 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.



Monday 24th February 2014
(published/edited Tuesday 25th February 2014)

Nobody wanting to ‘tank’ responsibility Nobody wanting to ‘tank’ responsibility

For the last 2-3 weeks, getting the warranty sorted has been one of the main issues, as nobody seems to be willing to take responsibility for giving a guarantee for the tanking.

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Sunday 16th February 2014
(published/edited Sunday 23rd February 2014)

The calm after the storm The calm after the storm

After a week of countrywide rain and horrific storms, here's a quick update on what's been happening on-site.

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Monday 10th February 2014
(published/edited Wednesday 12th February 2014)

Builders working at midnight? No, it’s a teen hoodie causing a scare!

Idiot teen hoodie starts up the JCB and attempts to shift dirt around the site at midnight.

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Tuesday 4th February 2014
(published/edited Wednesday 5th February 2014)

Big boys toys Big boys toys

Bigger digger. Bigger holes. Bigger mess.

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