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ebuild is sad to announce its closure - it has become too time and resource intensive to develop, manage and maintain.

However, ebuild will remain on-line in archive mode (ie no posting facilties) for several weeks so that users can use it as an information resource.

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Getting A Little Turned On - Pv System Install

Posted by slidersx200 , 24 February 2016 · 1,097 views

As a crisp, frosty winter's morning gave way to a sunny, if somewhat nippy afternoon, today saw a single day's labours produce an electrifying result - literally! At the start of the day the only part of our PV system in place was a duct made from an old downpipe I installed for cabling before the garage was plasterboarded. By 5.30pm we flicke...


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Once You Pop The Rounded Corners Don't Stop

Posted by slidersx200 , 06 January 2016 · 664 views

My last blog entry closed with a little brain teaser about a new design detail that was borne from playing with a Pringles tube (other reconstituted potato snacks are available). The plasterers returned to site after the Christmas break today and have almost completed said detail, so without further delay here is a quick summary of the process:I made a wo...


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More Plastering

Posted by slidersx200 , 18 December 2015 · 765 views

Still motoring along inside with the plasteringThe finished porch ceiling has quite an interesting shape, a cool light fitting should finish this nicely! The "chimney breast" now has a neater form thanks to some edging beads and this room is almost ready for skimming We have a curved wall in the main hallway, similar to the master en suite, bu...


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Mini Update - Internal Plastering Under Way

Posted by slidersx200 , 27 November 2015 · 791 views

The blogging trail unfortunately went cold again as work commitments, dark evenings and having to resort to involving solicitors in an attempt to resolve the matter of our French doors has left me time starved and feeling a bit demotivated. The last month has probably felt like the largest uphill struggle encountered so far, but the last two weeks has see...


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Wanna See A Well Built Stud Take On Something Curvy?

Posted by slidersx200 , 01 October 2015 · 927 views

If you're reading this I just have one thing to say; I don't know what you expected to find here given the title, but shame on you anyway! :PPlease excuse me today, there are probably times in everyone's self build journey when you feel like if you didn't laugh you'd just cry and our French door saga is something that I've been...


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Just A Few Photos To Defend The Masonry Build Corner (Pt2/2)

Posted by slidersx200 , 25 September 2015 · 660 views

Following on from Pt1, here are a few more photos to catch up with progress on site, mostly outside:Door frames have been fitted to the garage so that rendering could begin, you may be able to see the curve on the last three steps. Black hinges and hardware will be added to the dummy loft doors later. It is starting to take shape now outside and the stone...


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Just A Few Photos To Defend The Masonry Build Corner (Pt1/2)

Posted by slidersx200 , 25 September 2015 · 689 views

I must apologise for life has recently got in the way and I've neglected my blogging duties. This seems to have opened the floodgates to "the timber framers" and their "weathertight in a week" progress updates. (Just kidding everyone, I'm just bitter that we've ground to a snail's pace as a consequence of our French doors a...


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Return To Render... After A Week's Break!

Posted by slidersx200 , 10 July 2015 · 1,304 views

I'd like to say it's funny how what should be the simplest of tasks can end up being so complicated, but it's really just a bit annoying! Purchasing the white render mix ended up taking nearly a month from the moment I tried to place the order until the delivery arrived on site. Due to this delay, we missed our prearranged slot with the pl...


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Evolution Of The Man Cave

Posted by slidersx200 , 17 June 2015 · 944 views

The last few weeks have been hectic as I've doubled my own work load and been fulfilling the duties of playing best man at my cousin's wedding in Northern France. This has meant that the second ebuild get together I'd hoped to arrange fell by the wayside, but I'll aim to reschedule that for some time in July. Thankfully, work on site has b...


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Cutting Corners

Posted by slidersx200 , 19 May 2015 · 1,151 views

We're not bodging, but rather softening the edges of the block work outside before the plasterers start to apply the render. This will hopefully add to the sense of longstanding and tradition we're aiming for and steal a little more daylight in through the windows. Chasing information and pricing from render suppliers is like pulling teeth, but I...






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