Category Archives: Self Build

Self building Sustainably

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Self Build | Posted on 28-01-2015

shutterstock_154916243For the majority of today’s self builders, there’s going to be some level of focus on sustainable building practices. Now, this could be anything from simply making sure the property has plenty of energy efficient measures right through to designing a full on eco-house. If you’re not sure about the options, here’s a bit of an overview of some of the main areas to think about!

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Part 20 – 2nd Floor – Written by Gary King

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in The Self Build Journey | Posted on 27-12-2013

As our property was originally two flats, the second floor was made up of two damp and dark bedrooms; a living room of sorts; and a kitchen with a bathroom and toilet shoe-horned into the same space. One of the most unpleasant jobs of the entire build was to remove a fridge that looked like it had been in-situ since the early eighties. Unfortunately so did the food that it contained. Until you’ve seen a five year old Finders Pancake moulded into a packet of vintage fish cakes you’ve never lived!

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Part 19 – Ground Floor – Written by Gary King

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in The Self Build Journey | Posted on 04-10-2013

After many months of hard graft, early mornings and late nights we’ve finished the ground floor in the house. The other floors aren’t far behind and I’ll be telling you about those in upcoming blogs but we’re more than happy with what we’ve achieved so far. What was once a near derelict shell is now looking and feeling like a proper house. I’m not going to say home just yet as I think that will come later once we’ve moved in properly.

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Part 18 – Bathroom & Toilets – Written by Gary King

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in The Self Build Journey | Posted on 16-08-2013

You can never have too many toilets! It’s an old adage that my grandmother used to say whenever we were staying on a campsite, hotel or simply visiting somewhere that requires public convenience. The roots of this probably come from the fact that she had to share one privy with half a dozen siblings plus her mum and dad when growing up as a child in Cornwall.

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