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.



Saturday 31st May 2014
(published/edited Sunday 1st June 2014)

Brick by brick… and the boundary wall takes shape Brick by brick… and the boundary wall takes shape

Brick hunting at the builder's merchant, a surprise decision by the Planners and progress with the boundary wall.

Read more...    

Tuesday 20th May 2014
(published/edited Thursday 20th April 2017)

Choosing a new kitchen Choosing a new kitchen

Second meeting with a kitchen company to view their proposal and quote

Read more...    

Tuesday 20th May 2014
(published/edited Wednesday 21st May 2014)

2 steps forward… 2 steps back 2 steps forward… 2 steps back

It's been a very trying few weeks, with nothing happening on-site but with plenty of things causing stress off-site instead.

Read more...    

Saturday 3rd May 2014
(published/edited Tuesday 20th May 2014)

Is it a fence? Is it a wall? Neither yet. Is it a fence? Is it a wall? Neither yet.

Who'd have thought deciding whether a brick wall or a wooden fence is suitable for the boundary, would cause so much hassle?!

Read more...     (2) Comments


Buy Funny T-Shirts from Bonkers T-Shirts