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 December 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.



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.

Read more...    

Here come the windows Here come the windows

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

Read more...    

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.

Read more...    

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.

Read more...    


Buy Patio and Natural Stone Sealer