Self Build

Rebuilding stone gables

Rebuilding stone gables

All jobs bring painful unknown jobs that get in the way of getting the job done. This next blog is part of a sequence of blogs relating to the rebuilding of this cottage roof structure. Follow the sequence of this process and the challenges I…
Self Build Project: Installing the windows

Self Build Project: Installing the windows

Construction sequence can save you lots of your free time donated to a self build. It was there for important that the cottage concrete floor would be poured directly from the shoot of the concrete truck through the empty window openings before the windows were…
A Good Solid Base; Preparing the subfloor

A Good Solid Base; Preparing the subfloor

Getting out of the ground is a milestone, that marks the beginning of the end. I have a four part blog sequence that outlines the process, preparing and installing a concrete slab into an old building. Have you done this before? Feel free to share…
Self Build Project: A Blank Canvas

Self Build Project: A Blank Canvas

Starting a project has never been easy for me, or anyone I expect. Those first moments before I make my first actions, I reflect on the endless black hole of responsibility, painful compromise and sacrifices knowing if I stop now I can avoid it all.…
Insurance for Self-building

Insurance for Self-building

In my ten years of experience designing and self building projects, the first thing I do before turning a sod is make sure I have adequate insurance policies and cover in place. Most self-builders prefer to work in ignorance assuming there home insurance covers their…
Pages