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.



Brick by brick… and the boundary wall takes shape Brick by brick… and the boundary wall takes shape

Brick hunting at the builder's merchant, a surprise decision by the Planners and progress with the boundary wall.

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Choosing a new kitchen Choosing a new kitchen

Second meeting with a kitchen company to view their proposal and quote

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2 steps forward… 2 steps back 2 steps forward… 2 steps back

It's been a very trying few weeks, with nothing happening on-site but with plenty of things causing stress off-site instead.

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Is it a fence? Is it a wall? Neither yet. Is it a fence? Is it a wall? Neither yet.

Who'd have thought deciding whether a brick wall or a wooden fence is suitable for the boundary, would cause so much hassle?!

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