Thursday, 9 August 2012

Code 3 it is..

Oh my, I'm bad at this blogging lark.  I've just got back on it because at last we have some stuff going on & taking a look at my last post realised that I never concluded that little chapter in the story of our build.
After much pestering by phone & email the council caved & gave us an answer. Yes, we can build to code 3 with the condition that we do everything we said we would in our letter of appeal. That's fine, we're happy!


  1. Lesson 1 learnt! Pester the life out of everyone until you get what you want/need. This will stand you in good stead once you start to employ subcontractors, believe me!

  2. Yep, I think we're slowly realising that! Thanks

  3. Hello, I've jsut come across your blog and would be very interested to talk to you about your experiences. Along with colleagues at the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York, I am undertaking research into the potential for self build housing on beahlf of Lloyds Banking Group. We would love to hear about your experiences, what has gone well, what obstacles you've come across etc. Would you be willing to tell us about how you got started and what's happened?
    My email is if you're interested in talking me through your project? I can send you more information if you respond.
    Looking forward to eharing from you if at all possible,
    Very best wishes,


    Alison Wallace (Research Fellow)

    1. Hi Alison
      More than happy to help, I've written to your email address.