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Ok, so I know it’s November, but only just, so forgive me! In the last couple of weeks we have seen the SIP’s panels installed, extra insulation has gone in, battening has begun and the sandblasting of the oak frame … Continue reading
Sipping it up
Another eventful week on site. In just 5 days, the guys from Glosfords have almost covered the timer frame with SIP’s (Structural Insulated Panels). In true Grand Designs fashion, a miscommunication of measurements held us up by a week. It’s … Continue reading
You Raise Me Up!
As promised, at 8am on a lovely sunny Monday morning, our oak frame arrived on the back of a lorry looking like some huge Jenga puzzle. It was swiftly and methodically unloaded and even this step seemed to have been … Continue reading
In the frame
Things have gone quiet on site as the builders have finished the groundworks and we are now awaiting the oak frame to be delivered to site. We’re expecting that on 22nd September and we’ve been sent some great photos by … Continue reading
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With 1 bathroom and 3 ensuites to design and shop for my eyes are getting a little crossed! So much choice and a blank canvas is almost as difficult as little choice and tight constraints. So for now I have … Continue reading
Day 2: Things are happening quickly
It’s only the second day of having builders on site and we arrived at lunchtime today to find that most of the footings had been dug and concrete was on it’s way to be poured. It’s great to see such … Continue reading
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We’ve broken ground
It finally happened today – we have eventually broken ground and the build has officially begun. We’re really excited and have been on site all day today watching in awe.