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 June 2020 - 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 15th September 2014
(published/edited Tuesday 14th October 2014)

The only way is up The only way is up

With the fine weather we've been having, the block work has been going up fast.

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Wednesday 10th September 2014
(published/edited Sunday 5th October 2014)

One steel, two steels, three steels… One steel, two steels, three steels…

The first of the steels have been erected but there are more to come.

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Friday 5th September 2014
(published/edited Thursday 2nd October 2014)

Time for some scaffolding Time for some scaffolding

The first batch of scaffolding is erected so the higher levels of block-work can be built.

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Wednesday 3rd September 2014
(published/edited Wednesday 24th September 2014)

House walls (going up)... rain water drainage (going down) House walls (going up)... rain water drainage (going down)

Lots of progress in both directions in two weeks.

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