Our Self Build Story – Part 9.

Posted: February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized
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December 2013

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells etc etc…..

Onwards and upwards! Carrying on with the doors and windows this month. Also the single storey roof was finished, after a few problems with the trusses, our super chippies managed to overcome this with a bit of forethought. A few pics of the first few days progress from this month….

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With the single storey roof completed, the last of the scaffolding could come down, and we could finally get to see what the house looks like – exciting times indeed!

Ta Da!

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Both my wife and I were extremely happy with our choices (I may have mentioned this already!) Everything was really starting to come together.

We chose a ‘stable door’ style for the utility. Well, we are in the countryside now!

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Nearly watertight! The next decision we had to make was choosing a sealant that would match the mortar, to seal around all the doors and windows (this still hasn’t been confirmed yet!) A few testers that we weren’t quite happy with.

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I’ll keep you all updated with the final choice of sealant colour (I’m sure you’ll all be on the edge of your seats until then!) As a side note, if anybody can recommend a colour, feel free to leave a comment below or email me at: aquatackler@gmail.com

Next was the front door to go in, again, Tom did a great job fitting this, and made sure to put extra fixings in, making it as secure as possible and to minimise any ‘wobble’.

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The bay window next. We weren’t looking forward to fitting this, as we had a couple of issues with the block work. It all went in ok though, we just need to source some infill panels for the sides.

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That took us up to Christmas.  It wouldn’t be Christmas in the countryside, without Santa on a tractor. So here you go!

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See you next time! If you’ve got any questions, feel free to leave me a comment and I’ll reply ASAP.

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