Friday, 8 July 2016


I'm getting the last bits of the inside of the house finished. When I get chance I make big progress but in the words of David Borras "Time is the problem..."

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Landing Zone


OSB finish material

Ceiling fully boarded out

Walls framed ready for insulation and plaster board

Window trimmed out

Neatness counts

The Bocage

Friday, 13 May 2016

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Another door opens

When I built the front door many moons ago, I didn't quite make the tenons big enough to support the weight. Its oak and its about 112cm wide or 44" in old money so that's one heavy door.

Fixed with an adjustable strap that I can tweak as required

And with a little blacksmiths flair to add authenticity. 

opens and shuts now, just like .....errr.....a normal door :)

Monday, 9 May 2016


To finish off the salon. Top tip...don't leave little bits and think, I'll do that later, because later may be several years later until you "get-around-to-it" ha!

Take this dingy hole for example!

Granite slabs cat to a pattern I made to fit the hole 

Much better!!

It would of course have been better to have completed the job two years ago when I did the room lol!