Sorry for the delay in our updates.
We’ve been very busy moving in so, are a little behind with posting on the blog.
The photos below show the build almost complete, and finishing touches going in.
With the roof tiledand our aluminium windows fitted, the
render went on and made a huge difference to the look of the
house. It really sets off the grey windows and blue brick
eaves and verge detailing. This is the front bay window, which
was designed to reflect the bay of our original house next door.
You can also just see our PV panels on the main roof, facing south which is ideal.
Our architects didn’t want a rainwater running infront of our bay window
so suggested a stainless steel “rainchain” which is a great feature.
It’s prompted more comments and questions from people passing
by then anything else on the house.
windows, blue bricks and metallic silver metal gutters. The builder
found fitting the gutters a challenge, but agreed they were worth it.
Our funky triangular window is high level, so we could have furniture
underneath it inside. We realised that when down sizing, it’s important
to know what furniture you are keeping and where it can go on the plans.
focal point in the front room. Even though we have underfloor heating
we thought it would be useful to have a log buring stove incase we
needed a quick blast of heat. This stove has glass panels in the sides so
you can see the fire from all angles. We did need to put an external air
supply in through the wall though, to stop the stove confusinh the mechanical ventilation system !
one wall. The decorator even asked for a sample which we took as quite a
compliment. As we don’t have a gas connection, we chose a ceramic
induction hob. May take a bit of getting used to cooking on, but should
easy to clean !
In our sunroom we wanted as much daylight as possible, but didn’t want
to be overlooked by the neighbours. The rooflight returns down the wall
just far enough to give us a view north wards, whilst still maintaining our
privacy. Think we’ll be spending a lot of time in here, looking out at the
garden when we’ve brought all thoise plants over from the old garden.