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The Build ...

a time line ...

The Build ...

a time line ...
... 1st December 2017 ...

Moving In ...

01/12/2017 – xx/12/2017 ~ moving in blog & gallery

... 21st August 2017 ...

Interior ...

21/08/2017 – xx/12/2017 ~ interior blog & gallery

... 18th August 2017 ...

Windows & Doors ...

18/08/2017 – 25/08/2017 ~ windows & doors blog & gallery

... 31st July 2017 ...

Roof Works ...

31/07/2017 – xx/08/2017 ~ roof works blog & gallery

... 26th June 2017 ...

Second Floor ...

26/06/2017 – 21/07/2017 ~ second floor blog & gallery

... 16th June 2017 ...

Variation of Condition 2 ...

16/06/2017 ~ variation of condition 2 on planning application 2/2011/0782 to amend the plans to include a plant room has been approved …

... 23rd May 2017 ...

Variation of Condition 2 ...

23/05/2017 ~ variation of condition 2 on planning application 2/2011/0782 to amend the plans to include a plant room …

... 15th May 2017 ...

First Floor ...

15/05/2017 – 23/06/2017 ~ first floor blog & gallery

... 25th April 2017 ...

Ground Works ...

25/04/2017 – 12/05/2017 ~ ground works blog & gallery

... 24th Apri l2017 ...

Build Start ...

24/04/2017 ~ build start …

... 12th Apri l2017 ...

Windows & Doors Ordered ...

12/04/2017 ~ windows & doors confirmed and ordered …

... 12th Apri l2017 ...

Window & Door Stone Ordered ...

12/04/2017 ~ window & door stone surrounds confirmed and ordered …

... 12th Apri l2017 ...

Contract Signed ...

12/04/2017 ~ build contract with Lattimer’s signed today …

... 31st March 2017 ...

Final Lattimers Meeting ...

31/03/2017 ~ final meeting with Lattimers before the build begins (next week) …

... 30th March 2017 ...

House Names ...

30/03/2017 ~ house names have been approved today … Meadow View for the new house and Cherry Trees for the barn (The Granary wasn’t available (thank goodness for that because I didn’t like it at all)) …

... 15th March 2017 ...

Minor Ammendments ...

15/03/2017 ~ minor amendments application for window, porch and door changes have been approved …

... 9th March 2017 ...

Minor Ammendments ...

09/03/2017 ~ minor amendments application have been made for window, porch and door changes …

... 28th February 2017 ...

House Names ...

28/02/2017 ~ application submitted for the house to be called Meadow View and the barn to be called The Granary …

... 23rd February 2017 ...

Building Regs ...

24/02/2017 ~ final meeting with building regs and our builders – yay – let the build begin …

... June 2016 - March 2017 ...

Site Visits ...

06/2016 – 03/2017 ~ had lots of site visits with our builders, Lattimer Group, looking at the plot itself, positioning of: the bio pure system; the ground source heat hole; the bore hole; positioning of the house; renovations of The Barn; – yay – let the build begin …

... 21st October 2016 ...

Moved into Rented ...

21/10/2016 ~ moved into rented accommodation – yay – let the build begin …

... 23rd June 2016 ...

House Has Sold ...

23/06/2016 ~ our house has sold within a week of dropping the price, we had lots of viewings as soon as we dropped the price and several viewers were interested and put offer in, but one couple were super keen and within a day they had proved financial ability to go a head so we sealed the deal with them – yay – let the build begin …

... June 2016 ...

House Still Not Sold ...

06/2016 ~ our house still hasn’t sold yet so we’ve dropped the price …

... May 2016 ...

House Not Sold ...

05/2016 ~ our house hasn’t sold yet so we’ve changed estate agents …

... 1at April 2016 ...

Chosen Builders ...

01/04/2016 ~ we have chosen our builders as Lattimer Group – let the build begin …

... October 2015 ...

House on the Market ...

10/2015 ~ we put our beautiful five bedroom house on the market, for an incredibly reasonable price hoping for a quick sale …

... 1st October 2015 ...

Out to Tender ...

01/10/2015 ~ we have sent our ‘design spec’ to several local builders and we excitedly await their comments and quotations – let the build begin …

... April 2015 / April 2016 ...

Planners ...

01/04/2015 – 01/04/2016 ~ we spent the whole of this year in discussions with the planners trying to get some minor changes to the approved planning permission; after a disappointing end to those discussions we have ended up with the same design, however, we will go for some minor amendments along the way to change windows and doors and once the house is signed off we will make use of the unrestricted permitted development that the plot has and we will add a very small extension to act as a plant room and bathroom above it …

... 1st April 2015 ...

Plot Purchase Completion ...

01/04/2015 ~ today we completed on the purchase of our plot of land in the gorgeous Lorton Vale in Beautiful Cumbria …

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Inspirational Quote …

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

— Tony Robbins