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Postby allan » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:13 pm

My wife and I will be moving to the area from County Durham very soon. Our plan is to build a house on a plot of land near Tayinloan that we bought nearly three years ago. We would have had the house built and moved in a lot sooner but hit a few frustrating hitches along the way. However, things are moving at a pace now and apart from putting a few final pieces of the jigsaw into place, like finding a groundworker, we're just about ready to start the house build. Hopefully it will be finished and we'll be moving in sometime next year.

The delay with the house isn't going to hold us back much longer and we're going to be moving into a flat in Campbeltown in just a week or so (although I do need a slight hand with this, please see my post in the Wanted section). Living in the flat will allow me to juggle my time between keeping in close contact with the building activity on the plot and working from home doing my normal day job as a software test manager.

Take a look here for a few videos of the plot and a sneak peak of the house.

http://www.youtube.com/user/aprobin1

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Postby Bobh » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:04 pm

Your house looks as if it will be absolutely fantastic Allan. What a spot to build a house. Great use of light also i notice. Good luck, oh and welcome.
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Postby Kevin Mc » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:42 am

That does look nice. 8)

Good luck with the build - remember to post some pics of the house when it's done. :D
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Re: Hello To All Forum Members

Postby allan » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:06 pm

Thanks for the kind comments. I'll definitely post a few pics here as things progress and add a few videos to my Youtube channel.
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Postby chrisduffy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:07 pm

Good Luck with it Allan,
It is something I would really love to do for myself someday, especially up there :)
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Postby drollyin » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:14 pm

Hi Allan - welcome from me - hope all goes well.

All the best!
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Re: Hello To All Forum Members

Postby allan » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:03 pm

For anyone interested in seeing how the house build is going you can check on the progress here:

http://www.beachcroftkintyre.blogspot.co.uk

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Postby jdcarra » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:36 am

allan wrote:For anyone interested in seeing how the house build is going you can check on the progress here:

http://www.beachcroftkintyre.blogspot.co.ukAllan


Looking good Alan and well insulated for them winter westerly gales.You'll enjoy the spendid view of Gigha and Carra along with the beautifull sunsets,but not today i'm afraid :( .
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Postby Mary G » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:20 am

Wow - thanks for sharing that - looks fantastic!

Welcome to our lovely peninsula :)
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Postby LANDROVER ROGER » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:39 am

Good luck for the future.I am green with envy! :D
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Postby Crowth » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:00 pm

allan wrote:For anyone interested in seeing how the house build is going you can check on the progress here:


Those boys aren't mucking about are they? I drove past there the other day and it was just free standing scaffolding! At that rate you'll have your slippered feet in front of the hearth by next weekend :<>
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Postby Govangirl » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:07 pm

Any more progress?
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Re: Hello To All Forum Members

Postby allan » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:22 pm

Yes indeed, the house now looks like this:

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Working on the inside now and concentrating on the plumbing and other 1st fixes. Slow progress though as I'm attempting to do a lot of the work myself. Unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to get anything done since the last blog update here: http://www.beachcroftkintyre.blogspot.co.uk but will be picking up from where I left off very soon.

Hoping to be able to move in within 6 months ... fingers crossed !

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Postby numberplease » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:13 pm

Allan, the house is looking wonderful, well done! I do so envy you, I`d love to be able to move to Kintyre, particularly to somewhere around Tayinloan or Muasdale, but sadly it`s not possible.
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Postby petewick » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:32 pm

Fine spot......
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