Just a quick message to say, no we’re not dead and the project is still progressing. We are waiting for the Builder to get back to us with a quotation, a process that has been a bit delayed by easter, suppliers and life in general. Hopefully not too much longer before we can agree the contract and actually start building!
Things are starting to gather pace now at an excitingly alarming rate. The Team have finished the RIBA Stage 4 tender pack which is now with the Builder – yes we have a preferred builder, more on that later.Continue reading “A lot, and I mean A LOT, of drawings”
No great leap of progress to report at the moment but many, many things are progressing. In no particular order the team have:
- designed out most of the new steel structure, replacing it with wood to dramatically improve the thermal efficiency of the building;
- lots and lots and lots of detailed drawings have been produced ready for the construction stage;
- we have agreed a plan for the perimeter fence with our Farmer neighbour;
- surreally work has started to select final room finishes including carpet and tiles;
- we have started prepping the party wall paperwork for our neighbours;
- our plywood kitchen is starting to firm up;
- a garden plan is coming together and …
… we have started negotiating with a Builder. More soon.
A new year has arrived and a lot has happened over the past 12 months so I thought it was worth recapping the story so far for you loyal followers – yes all 7 of you.Continue reading “Year 2”
Thanks to our brilliant removal people Monday went remarkably smoothly and after 20 years we are now back living in the centre of Bath. It’s very exciting to be back with unlimited access to cake shops but even more importantly we can now move ahead with the build stage.Continue reading “The city is paved with seagulls”
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”