As our self-build extension project nears completion we thought we'd give you a special behind-the-scenes look at exactly what this all cost. We've documented every last detail and will compare material costs with labour charges.
Today we're looking at what a house looks like mid-plastering. It's probably the messiest of the trades but makes the biggest overall difference to the internal feel of the property. In the UK we commonly use the 'dot & dab' method. Here's what you can expect!
Before we can put the final floors down we need to get the insulation right. Let's take a deeper look at the insulation we're installing as part of our self build extension. We'll be looking at some of the key elements including thermal insulation, cold bridging and vapour control.
It's time to install our bedroom floor. In this special member-only article I'll talk about the detail of the floor construction along with yet another minor hitch on this self-build project.
We're up to version 16 of our extension plans! In this article we'll look at our latest and hopefully final plans. Lots of admin updates too!
A bit of background information about our 1920's renovation and the costs involved in bringing the place up to modern standards. Also a bit of personal stuff - things you just can't plan for.
Building any project in the winter can be a huge challenge. Between bad weather and dark nights it feels like you're only getting started and it's time to pack up! In this article we'll take a look at the story so far.
You see your dream property, you think it just needs a lick of paint and before you know it you've sold your left kidney to get the project finished. In this article we're taking a detailed look at the actual costs for our 1920's renovation along with potential costs for our self-build extension. How much do you think this renovation will set you back?
It's nearly time to start our self-build extension. We're up to plan version 13! Unlucky for some, hopefully lucky for us.
It's been a very busy 6 months or so! Lots of ups and downs but have we finally made it? In this article we're going to jump forward in time a bit - enjoy!