Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ground floor…. DONE!

We’d got the lower half of the ground floor done, so last week, we sorted the formwork (woodwork to hold the concrete)  and ground details (like shovelling 14 tons of Type 1 (which is an aggregate that looks like gravel … Continue reading

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well, we’ve literally ‘splashed out’ here, but I think this is going to make our home amazing. Our family love swimming, and we’d love to have a swimming pool, who wouldn’t? But you can only really have an indoor swimming … Continue reading

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A poem by John Lyne of Stainforth appeared in the Thorne Gazette this week. We think it’s great! Grand Designs It’s real name was the Kensington, but we just called it the flicks, And now they have ripped it to … Continue reading

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We’re out of the ground!

Yesterday was pretty exciting for me and Kate. I think we finally felt like we were actually building a house rather than knocking one down! All the rebar for the footings and ground floor slab were complete, along with a … Continue reading

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So, this week, we have been working on getting out of the ground fully by constructing our footings. The house will have reinforced concrete foundations, so we have to put all the rebar together (the steel bars). Shaun, Ash and … Continue reading

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Kate, Jac and Dylan standing at the bottom of our foundations!

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Our new wine rack!

The first thing we decided to build was, to us, the most important part of the build, the basement wine rack… We constructed our wine rack by shuttering the shape in the cellar out of plywood, then mass filling it … Continue reading

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Getting stuck in!

Both me and Kate have been working on site when we can rather than just watching everyone, although we still do a lot of watching! Kate’s been busy helping cleaning the reclaimed bricks that will make up our new garden … Continue reading

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