Welcome to our blog.

This blog will follow the ultimate in home improvement: demolish and rebuild!

This is our starting point: a 1930s bungalow. While not a bad house; it is too small for us with three teenage children so what should we do? A full storey extension versus complete rebuild - ultimately the stronger eco-credentials and more certain finances of a new-build helped to guide our choice.

For a number of years we've been trying to find the right route for us to build an eco-friendly, low energy home. We tried various architects and building companies and have eventually settled with a German prefabricated build. The new house will be nearly to passivhaus standards (but not quite due to budget constraints). In any case, the house will be heavily insulated and airtight.

As a family, we have not built a house before so everything is new and exciting but the risk of making a mess of things is quite high!

This blog aims to outline the day to day steps involved in our build.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Finally the paperwork subsides!

Hooray, the paperwork phase will soon be nearing it's conclusion as we are going to go to Germany to the prefabricated house company. We are going to sort out all the details large and small; everything from how we heat our house to where the light sockets are going to be! Once these decisions have been made they can't be changed so we have to anticipate as much as possible.
When this phase is done, things will start to progress more quickly and we will start to see results of all the organising. Let's hope that we've not forgotten anything!

1 comment:

  1. No pressure then! Good luck I hope the trip goes ok, looking forward to the next update, We have opened communications with the Vale just waiting to hear from them.