Everything I touch always seems to get out of control very quickly. Originally we were planning to have a few rooms plastered, tart up the existing kitchen and bathroom, and move in within 4-6 weeks. This was back in April 2020 in the midst of the first lockdown. Instead we moved in anyway, and started the following:Wow! major work... on the house too.
I wish I had your energy mate.
Good luck with it all.
Brilliant, love seeing these things, learning how people build is great
Thanks both!Looking Good GBJB.
Looking good.Progress has been slow, and has stopped entirely at the moment as due to the joiners finally starting the roof (some 4.5 months late) my attention has been focussed on the house, and there has been a fair amount of brickwork and steel to sort out which has kept me very busy.
The following photos bring the project up to date, and costs so far are in the region of £6,000. When you look at the prices of timber / pre-fab garden rooms this seems very reasonable to me and I am on track to finish it for £10,000. The value added to the house should be 3 or 4 times this based on current valuation advice.
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The brick pillar was surprisingly time consuming to get right due to the number of cuts, and the need to have it looking good in all directions. I think it turned out ok.
We have spent a huge amount of time on the garden too, and the grass has started to become established quickly. It was entirely overgrown 14 months ago, and the rockery was completely overgrown. We didn't even know there was a waterfall there!
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There is probabably a weekend's worth of brickwork left, then its time to get the steel ridge beam in and start making the roof. I'm aiming to do all this myself at this point... I am perhaps being optimistic.