Strawbale House

This blog is intended to chart our progress through the self-build process, from half-hearted plot-hunting through to completion of the build. The twist is that we're building the house from timber and straw (hence the blog title).

Click on the image at the end of each post to see that day's photos.

Thursday, 2 August 2007

2nd August - Septic tank

I had a job in Carlisle to attend to, and didn't arrive at the build until 4:30pm, by which time Mal and Melvin had been joined by Anna and more kids than you could shake a stick at. The site was a hive of activity, with earth-movers and sundry other machines littered around the place. Neil must have got wind of my reservations concerning the drainage (maybe he reads the blog!) because he was overseeing the digging of a humungous hole at the southern edge of the plot for the sewage treatment plant. I left them to it, and spent the remainder of the afternoon finishing the velux modifications, which seem to have occupied me for an eternity.
Mal had spent the day framing up under and around the windows, and Melvin had been dwanging like a man possessed.
Arranged for the release of another £15,000 of the mortgage, which will clear the outstanding bills and hopefully leave me with a couple of shillings for the next week or three. I'd dropped in at Doves in Hawick on the way back from Carlisle and paid just under five grand for June's invoices.

Septic tank

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