We found our first project

23rd September 2016

We found our first project

Well, we think we’ve found it. This is in Anstruther in Fife. There are three properties in this photo and we will maybe add another just next door. We need…

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We’ve been to see it and it needs a load of work

27th September 2016

  Oh no! At first look it seems really hard and maybe a bit too much for us. We have plans though. Well dreams as for now. Time to see…

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A vote of no confidence from Bob.

4th October 2016

Well my friend Bob agreed to come along and have a look and give me his expert opinion. He swore a lot 😉 It needs as much or maybe even…

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There are a lot of people with lots of knowledge out there.

11th October 2016

Here we are a hectic few days down the road and we know a lot more already. Many people out there would love to see this project go ahead and…

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The accountants!

15th October 2016

We met with a new accountant today. Allison, my wonderful pal from the days of my youth, practises nearby and she’s agreed to help us. We met with her and…

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The lawyer!

20th October 2016

Let’s slow it all down now… A fine man will be doing all the legal stuff for us. But he’ll be doing it slowly. “Every eventuality must be covered”  “I…

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We’re moving in (next door)

11th November 2016

It’s a big step. We have agreed to rent the house next door to our project so we can start early every day – well most days. We’re going to…

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Fife council say yes. Well, probably.

30th November 2016

Fife council have given the go-ahead in principle to change the shop into a house and to demolish the dangerous extension. It’s all systems go now.

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These walls are bad. Real bad

30th November 2016

The front elevation of the building is needing a serious work over. It’s a mess with cement pointing and needs to stripped and pointed with lime mortar. Worse still. The…

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Winter’s approaching!

13th December 2016

Still not started anything material on this project. Waiting seems to be the biggest part of it all. With holiday season coming and colder weather, it could be springtime before…

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We own it!

24th February 2017

It’s all ours now. Time to spend some time, money, and thoughts converting these to two wonderful homes.

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Suddenly we’re busy (waiting)

26th February 2017

It’s all go now. The land survey by Benchmark is underway. Arc Architects are starting a full costed condition report. All the oak & elm for our windows has been…

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Anybody got any money to spare?

7th March 2017

Just asking

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