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.



Monday 24th November 2014
(published/edited Sunday 25th January 2015)

Final structural roof elements and visual details Final structural roof elements and visual details

It's all constructed from timber, but lots of time is required to get the roof finished, before it can be made watertight.

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Thursday 13th November 2014
(published/edited Tuesday 13th January 2015)

Here come the windows Here come the windows

Today was a landmark day in the build, as the windows are now on-site.

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Wednesday 12th November 2014
(published/edited Sunday 25th January 2015)

Connecting to the outside world - water, gas and electricity Connecting to the outside world - water, gas and electricity

It's great to get the services sorted but it was a slightly painful process to get it completed.

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Friday 7th November 2014
(published/edited Friday 2nd January 2015)

Boarding out and insulating the roof Boarding out and insulating the roof

Hopefully we can get the roof on and watertight before any bad winter weather arrives.

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