A wise friend told us that building a house is a seemingly never ending series of hurdles but eventually there be none left and the house is finished. This week’s unexpected hurdle has been fire safety. Apparently the fire brigade have minimum requirements for access to domestic houses and needless to say we appear to fall short against these. However there is a solution … install sprinklers!Continue reading “An unexpected turn of events”
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”
A nice little video explaining the passivehaus concept
Ran past the plot at the weekend and although nice and sunny it was windy, really windy. With the prevailing weather coming from the south-west and not a lot between our hill-top site and Cuba, a slight exaggeration but not by much, we should have some fun to come in the winter months.
A sturdy front door has been added to the design brief.
After nearly 6 years and many, many false starts we are now the proud owners of a building plot with planning permission. It doesn’t seem real, particularly in these strange lockdown times, but we have a new project notebook so it must be!