Project Woodlands Week 2 of the Build

Aug 31

Project Woodlands Week 2 of the Build

Week 2 of the build has suffered from the very wet weather we have been having  this August and progress has been limited.

On Tuesday however the rain held off for the morning for the concreting of the foundations.

As we are also working on a garden room and had prepared the shuttering we decided to combine the costs  and have a pump to do the concrete base as well as the foundations.

Exciting Stuff !

Beyond that the first course of block work has gone down but that is about all thats been done

The weather looks more promising for week 3 so hopefully things can get back on schedule

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Project Woodlands landmark moment

Aug 17

Project Woodlands landmark moment

17th August 2015

Since getting planning permission just over 12 months ago, we have been trying to find the right builder at the right price and work out how we are going to fund the project .

We didn’t quite anticipate it would take as long as it has and some of the shockingly high quotes we have had along the way. We did however take at least 6 months off to concentrate on our wedding last summer when we realised it wasn’t realistically going to be possible to get the project started until this year.

This year has been passing us by quickly and we were getting anxious to get started whilst the weather is likely to be more favourable.

Just two months ago we finally decided on a builder who has done a few loft conversion projects for neighbours and they had a slot in their schedules that was coming up and would allow us to get the work done before winter kicks in.

As we don’t have the funds to be able to complete the whole project in one go, we have chosen to focus on getting the main structural elements done so that the majority of the exterior work can be done. This will leave the back wall with bifold doors and interior alterations to the kitchen and en-suite layouts to do at a later date. This will enable us to get the master bedroom and main bathroom finished as well as the exterior.

So finally after many sleepness nights work has started today and the bay window exists nolonger.

Its  a relief to finally get the project started however with the details of this project key to its success and the financials still a bit of a juggling act these are still dominating my thoughts for now.

I will be posting regular updates during the 12 week build and beyond, so you can follow our progress.

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