As well as the satisfaction that comes from having built everything with his own two hands, Terry is pleased with his decision to take a fabric first approach to the project – investing in the basic structure to ensure a long-lasting and comfortable home for the future.
He explains: “Fabric first was everything to us. This is our forever home and we wanted, as much as possible, for it to be maintenance free. That was the driving factor behind choosing Gyproc Habito plasterboard, as it will be able to stand the inevitable knocks and bumps of everyday life and means I won’t have to redecorate every few years. It also made fitting the kitchen much easier, as I could hang the cabinets directly from the walls, using just standard no. 10 woodscrews.
“The Gyptone QUATTRO 41 acoustic boards were another great investment, as they’ve dramatically improved the acoustics in the house. You can really hear the difference between the living space and the hallway area, where we used standard boards. I like to make a lot of noise and it’s allowed me to live in the house how I want to.
“Building a home from scratch is no easy task and to do it properly, you’ve got to get expert advice. The help and support I’ve received from British Gypsum throughout the project has been second to none – I really couldn’t have achieved all of this without it.”