A self build house project diary
by Oliver Cannell

Self Build Course - Construction Technology (Part 1)

I attended Module 5 of this course today, at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre, Swindon.

This is a really good module of the course, as it gives some useful perspective on the hands-on side of things.

The course started off in the usual presentation format but then moved into some practical sessions, allowing us to try out some core build skills.

The first practical session, was brick laying. We were given an impressive demonstration of how it is done (at Swindon College) which made it look easy. But then we all had a chance to have a go ourselves - we soon realised it's actually a lot harder than it looks. Check out the photo of my first brick wall!

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Hello, just found your site. Looks really good. I like the modern look you have with the open plan design. The chalet I am building is open plan too.
Keep it up I will be sure to come back and check up on your progress.



Richard  on  Tuesday, 7th July 2009  at  20:17

Hi, will be interested to follow your project, I am in the process of building a more trad bungalow with a barn conversion style look.

James Hole  on  Sunday, 12th July 2009  at  22:12

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