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 September 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.



Tuesday 30th September 2014
(published/edited Wednesday 21st June 2017)

If you go down to the site today… If you go down to the site today…

There are some new developments you'll be sure to find.

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Friday 26th September 2014
(published/edited Saturday 8th November 2014)

Constructing a soakaway Constructing a soakaway

I thought all rainwater collected by the roof guttering, went into the main sewer.

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Thursday 25th September 2014
(published/edited Saturday 1st November 2014)

All hands on deck to construct the steel frame All hands on deck to construct the steel frame

Today in the hot sunshine, most of the steels were lifted into place to form a significant part of the house structure.

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Thursday 25th September 2014
(published/edited Tuesday 28th October 2014)

Lintels and padstones Lintels and padstones

Not the most exciting elements to the build but critical items to make it all work.

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Monday 22nd September 2014
(published/edited Tuesday 21st October 2014)

Going window shopping Going window shopping

Choosing the right windows to the match style and budget is much harder than we thought.

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