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    Lonmay, Aberdeenshire

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  1. Well it’s not like our house is my avatar picture and the area is in my account profile for all to see 🙈😂 i think a good few of us would be in trouble if our building inspectors read our posts 😳
  2. So we have unofficially moved in to our selfbuild, it has been a long process and we are not quite finished but only have one bedroom and it’s ensuite to finish... and all the landscaping. Everywhere else is painted, carpeted, furnished etc However.... I have only just submitted for a temporary inhabitation (Scotland) as we do have a few outstanding things and our landscaping was put on our plans by the council so we should manage to include that in our VAT return so want to hold off on the completion certificate. The building inspector is coming on Friday, it’s a bit hard to hide the fact we are living here, what’s the likelihood of punishment for doing so and what’s the likely punishment?! He visited us in November and we were not in then but we told him we planned to stay with in-laws nearby, think he would go easy on me if I explained it was more of a safety issue if we had stayed with them haha
  3. In our last house, having a dedicated playroom really helped with the kids rooms being on the smaller side as it meant few toys in their rooms, so I’d definitely keep the play room. We now are (unofficially) moved in to our new Build, My eldest is shortly turning 13 and the things she has is ridiculous, and she can easily spend an hour in the bathroom. It’s a large house you have got planned there and I guess it depends how long your build will take and how long you plan living there but will it work for 4 teenagers? Do you need the attic room as a study or could it be the master bedroom and ensuite allowing for 4 larger bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms on floor 1? You are brave putting the plans up, my plans were like my baby, and when I handed them to the architect to tweak and draw I sulked at the suggestion of his changes 🙈... turns out he knew his stuff though and all the tweaks really enhance the layout and many were “OMG why didn’t we think of that” , so good luck with the architect, and don’t rush it the building warrant stage as tempting as it is. On a side note...I really like the size of your utility and hall, we thought ours was adequate but it feels a bit compromised and I’m forever moving coats and boots to keep it looking clear.
  4. We weren’t charged in Aberdeenshire, just filled up a form for the “street naming” department and sent in a map of where house was.... Desperate for wheelie bins but as our temporary inhabitation thing isn’t completed don’t want to “poke the bear” 🙈
  5. Triple07

    Gutter diameter

    Thanks @Tennentslager knew there would be a pdf somewhere but I couldn’t find it!
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    Front Door Inspiration

    It’s RAL 7032 pebble grey but it’s a green/beige/grey... our kitchen burford grey kitchen from Howdens is exact same colour...I’d like to say it was intentional but it was fluke!
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    Gutter diameter

    Slate roof, 42degree pitch, overhang of 60mm, can’t see an option for deep flow but think the steel is all deep? Happy to be corrected!
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    Gutter diameter

    Decided on galvanised Lidab majestic guttering...anybody got this and what diameter did they go for? choices are: 100, 125,150 and 190... ruling out 150 and 190 as enormous for a 1.5 story building!
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    Front Door Inspiration

    This is ours from Nordan (letterbox now changed) we also considered a cedar door to co-ordinate with various areas of cladding but we were concerned they wouldn’t weather the same. just keep looking, u will see something and have a ureka moment!
  10. Fantastic, Thank you @newhome and I agree, so far the main thing that has caused me issues is supply & fit -some companies have looked at me like I’m on the take asking it to be zero rated and others just flatly refused. I am dreading compiling our claim 🙈
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    4: Foundations Part 1

    Exciting times!
  12. Haven’t seen or heard from the old company, recon they have cut their losses and ran! The new company’s price for the bit that had to be supplied again and fixing the island was only slightly more than what we had left to pay to the old company so if they do try to ask for more money at least I can counter claim for that...and the new carcasses we had to buy, the worktops were so unsteady we are lucky it was such a sh*t job cosmetically that we checked 🙄 I can’t express how good the new company were, they fixed the other company’s work on the worktops that weren’t a *too* bad and redone what couldn’t be saved, really went the extra mile... well about 200miles up from Glasgow. Don’t know if we are allowed to recommend companies but Sigma Stone ltd from Glasgow were the excellent company (actual stonemasons with a background in memeorial headstones for many years)
  13. @AliMcLeod, no it wasn’t resolved from the original company, but I got a new company in that re-templated the larger L shaped part around the sink and fitted a new piece of quartz just beautifully, they also fixed my hob cut out on Island which was 35mm out! Looking great now, check the new seams...
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    Resin drive

    Thanks, it looks so good, hadn’t even considered it until we saw your photos
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    Resin drive

    Ooh @lizzie, just notice this, lovely, do you know *roughly* how many square metres your driveway is? Thanks