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 January 2019 - 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.



Tuesday 12th August 2014
(published/edited Monday 8th September 2014)

Progress with building the house footprint and slab Progress with building the house footprint and slab

More blocks and layers going down for the house foundation

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Friday 8th August 2014
(published/edited Sunday 31st August 2014)

Insert suitable gag about laying drains for sinks and toilets here Insert suitable gag about laying drains for sinks and toilets here

Nope couldn't think of a gag - somewhat surprisingly - it's been a long day.

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Thursday 7th August 2014
(published/edited Tuesday 26th August 2014)

Coming out of the ground one layer at a time Coming out of the ground one layer at a time

It's been a nice few days progress, since laying the first block, and we can now see some rooms forming.

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Wednesday 6th August 2014
(published/edited Thursday 25th September 2014)

Cutting bricks down to size for the boundary wall Cutting bricks down to size for the boundary wall

A quick peek at what it takes cut some bricks down to size.

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