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.



Wednesday 21st January 2015
(published/edited Thursday 16th March 2017)

Bathroom and en-suite sanitary items ordered Bathroom and en-suite sanitary items ordered

We've finally made the plunge and ordered bathroom sanitary items.

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Tuesday 20th January 2015
(published/edited Wednesday 8th February 2017)

Frosty roof reveals minor heat loss Frosty roof reveals minor heat loss

Results of a little home heat loss and insulation experiment

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Monday 19th January 2015
(published/edited Saturday 4th February 2017)

Skimming with wet plaster Skimming with wet plaster

The first day of plastering the walls to give the final finish

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Saturday 17th January 2015
(published/edited Tuesday 31st January 2017)

And now for some fun stuff - shopping And now for some fun stuff - shopping

Sourcing the right products and materials at the right price takes a lot of time and mileage

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Friday 16th January 2015
(published/edited Thursday 19th January 2017)

More plasterboarding - it feels like home already More plasterboarding - it feels like home already

A big visual change to the whole interior

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