A self build house project diary
by Oliver Cannell
Tuesday 9th September 2008
(published/edited Sunday 26th January 2014)

First meeting with the Architect

We discussed the existing plans for the property and the options available at this stage.

The plot already has planning permission for a 3 bedroom bungalow and 2 car parking spaces. However the mains sewer pipe for surrounding houses run right through the middle of the plot! Lovely!

As the cost of moving the pipe is going to well into a 5-figure pricetag (ouch!), it is going to be much more cost efficient to change the plans so that the house is as at one end of the plot. The quick sketch that was made during our meeting, shows what might be a better option and so we are going to proceed with a feasibility study to find out the facts.

This study should produce a workable design, with an initial "OK" from the planners. Fingers-crossed.

Next entry: National Self Build and Renovation Centre Show (Sunday 5th October 2008)

Previous entry: I’ve just bought a plot of land at auction! (Friday 27th June 2008)

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