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 July 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.



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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Skimming with wet plaster Skimming with wet plaster

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

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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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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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Why is it so hard to buy stuff? Why is it so hard to buy stuff?

Are we just getting old or is it becoming increasingly hard to actually get decent customer service these days?

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