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, 29 March 2010

Blue Loo

Some drunken souls decided to make use of our portaloo, leaving it sideways on the gravel. We managed to get it back on its feet but then had the dubious pleasure of cleaning it. We hosed it down but didn't count on the Avatar effect of the hose as it ricocheted off the surfaces that were covered in blue disinfectant, landing all over my clothes (thankfully already blue) and face! Needless to say, the loo wasn't the only one to have a hose down.

Behind scenes things are progressing. We would have broken ground if it wasn't for Easter and all the concrete delivery places being shut!

1 comment:

  1. The blue loo effect sounds very artistic - did you take pictures?

    I would love to see pictures of the bungalow being demolished - do you have any?

    Peace and love - Lyn