Painting the pink bedroom

We used eco-friendly paints from the Earthborn clay-paints and eggshell ranges. The colours are Tutu (pink), contrasted with white. We didn’t realise that we had an outdated paint-card when we invited our daughter to choose her favourite colour for her bedroom, and only discovered when we came to order that Tutu is no longer part of…

Timber frame joists are added

The walls of our timber frame eco-house extension have been extended up. This is as high up as the walls are allowed to reach – the eaves needed to be at this height to get planning permission. From here upwards it will be the sloping roof – it’s a bit like an attic conversion that’s planned…

Planning permission at last

Finally received planning permission for the extension to our house! It has the same floorspace and plan as the one we submitted in June, just with a hipped roof rather than a gable end (slightly less wall-space as the walls will slope up to the roof). We’ve just submitted the building control application and need…