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 May 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.



Sunday 23rd March 2014
(published/edited Thursday 27th March 2014)

The retaining wall continues The retaining wall continues

Some heavier engineering is required to build the mail retaining wall structure.

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Wednesday 19th March 2014
(published/edited Thursday 27th March 2014)

We have a wall (or the beginnings of) We have a wall (or the beginnings of)

Now that a length of concrete footing is in place, the first blocks have gone down and a retaining wall is starting to grow.

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Friday 14th March 2014
(published/edited Sunday 16th March 2014)

First concrete goes down First concrete goes down

Today the first batch of concrete went down, to start the foundations for the boundary retaining walls

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Thursday 6th March 2014
(published/edited Sunday 9th March 2014)

Building our Eco knowledge at the EcoBuild show London Building our Eco knowledge at the EcoBuild show London

We visited EcoBuild this week to see which of the many Eco building products we could use in our development.

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