After a few hiccups we have finally exchanged on our house sale so with an equal mixture of sadness and excitement we move out on Monday!Continue reading “The next chapter”
Things have been rather hectic over the past couple of weeks but not due to the project hence the lack of posts for a wee while. We have instead been flat out selling this house and getting ready to move into a flat while our project progresses. I appreciate this news will be disappointing to you Grand Design watchers and caravan fans out there.Continue reading “Distractions”
The complicated design work on the house continues. The non-material amendments are back in with the planners for approval and it looks like we have a solution for the steel that won’t compromise the buildings energy performance which is great. We have also been feeding some alternative thoughts into the design process.Continue reading “A different design perspective”
Some of the many, many Pinterest pictures influencing the design process.
Yes, we’re quite fond of wood.
As well as all the exciting stuff like windows and insulation (it’s all relative), every building needs a structure to make it stand up and this is where we have run into a wee snagette.Continue reading “It’s starting to get complicated”
Our house design is coming together and it’s exciting to see things take shape as we try to imagine ourselves living in the end result. Its been a journey with many stages so here’s the summary so far …Continue reading “Scribbles, Sketches and Spaces”
A nice little video explaining the passivehaus concept
Keeping on top of the undergrowth seemed like a job for a petrol two stroke brush cutter until we remembered we are trying to build an environmental passivhaus.
So the battery powered version came to the rescue instead. Very impressive it was too, which is good as I think this will be a fairly regular job over the coming months.
Up until now there has been lots going on behind the scenes like our asbestos survey (we have some), programme planning and some initial structural survey work but not a lot of the exciting design stuff. Well its obviously all exciting to us but they don’t televise this sort of thing on Grand Designs for a reason, so you know what I mean. However on Friday we had our first, socially distanced, site meeting with our splendid architects!Continue reading “The fun bit begins”