How to build a house from scratch video series – Blenheim Grove

What are the steps to building a house? Well, we built 5!

We started on site at our inaugural custom build development, Blenheim Grove, in March of 2018. Our MD Gus has made little video diaries throughout the process, and we’re continually updating as the build moves along (at an increasingly rapid pace!)


So check out the videos below to see how you build a house from beginning to end, and come back each month as we update with new videos!

The walls get closed up as plasterboard is put on and the house looks more finished by the day

After walls comes first fix! Check out the MVHR and wiring works

After the layout comes the walls! Watch as the rooms quickly start to take shape

The fit out has started at House 64! See what the layout looks like before the walls get built

These bin stores were more difficult to install than we thought!

How loud are the trains? Find out in this real world noise test!

The tiles and railings have been installed on the courtyards and outside stairs

The roof terraces are being finished off – see how brick slips work and check out the new railings.

Gus takes us around the apartments, and shows you how he would lay it out!

The entrance and courtyard are being built out, and we’re in the final stages!

This is the first time we’ve seen the scaffolding finally down, and the windows are in!

Some bricks walls are complete, and we have sloping roofs and felt on some of the houses!

The bricks that we spent hours agonising over are finally going up on the outside of the house!

This is the first time that we’ve actually been able to walk into the house itself and take a look around.

The houses have actually gone up to roof level, we have windows, and some rooms are beginning to take shape!

The timber frames have gone in and the houses are taking shape.

The houses are actually starting to come out of the ground and take shape!

We’re starting to see some walls taking shape on site.

The builders have done a lot since our last video – check out all the exciting developments!

This video is our first one on site, and you’ll get a first glimpse of the plot and see the first steps towards building the foundation: the piling!

We are starting on site at Blenheim Grove and are producing a series of videos, taking us all the way from the beginning to the end of our custom build journey. This video is part 1 – how we got to this point and what’s coming next!

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