October 2004

This month.


Boxing

With the suite above the garage now on mains water - the pipe had to be boxed in.

Great to have the tools out again!
The frame...
insulation.....
Done.

The House Builder's Bible

The 6th edition of this invaluable book by Mark Brinkley has just been published. It is an absolute must for self-builders in my opinion. Oh, by the way, our house is featured in it! Page 31 onwards.....

As of Nov 2015 this is now on its 11th edition. See Mark Brinkley on Amazon


Holiday

And finally this month, we take out 1st holiday since starting this project in Oct 2001 - to Gibraltar!

No expense spared...
Bev checks out the balcony...
I meet the locals
they seem friendly
we hire a motorbike...
so naturally Bev has to read the Sun...
and enjoy the view
while I design the next house.....
it drives Bev to drink!

We are in fact in he early stages of planning (as of Nov 2015) for our next self-build. Finding a plot is of course the main reason aspiring self-builders fail to achieve their dream. We are therefore considering buying the sort of plot only builders normally buy - one for 2 or more houses. We would want to share the plot with fellow self-builders. A £1 million plot between four is cheap! If you are interested see the forum where you can comment on the "sharing" thread or email us privately via the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the forum page.