The building inspector has just signed off the excavation at the front which means the builders can start filling the foundations with concrete and (please!) start bricklaying soon. A huge order of bricks arrived from Jewsons this lunchtime which I am taking as an indication that we might have some walls soon. Knocking down the garage has opened up a view from the front door which hasn't been seen for 40 years - instead of looking down a long dark tunnel you can actually see the rather attractive houses opposite. I am trying not to get too wildly excited about the prospect of having windows at the front of the house but it's been a long time...!
I'm 39 and married with two children aged seven and four. I'm fatally attracted to house renovation projects, and this is our third in the last seven years, my personal fifth since I bought my first flat in 1996. I think we might have bitten off more than we can chew with the Worst House.
Our architect recently commissioned photographer Joel Knight to take some photos of the Worst House in its finished state. Have a look on his website at joelknightphotography (The Worst House is in a couple of pictures on his Architectural page under 'extensions'.)
You can also see some very scary photos of the Worst House under construction on our architect's site -architecture wk. (The Worst House is under selected projects/residential/Morley Road.)
And photographer Carl Pendle took some pictures of the Worst House in January for Real Homes Magazine - watch this space...