So after the slab went down the frame went up
The roof tiles went on
And currently the bricks are going on
We are not 100% convinced we made the right decision in regards to the bricks but they do look better the more that go on. If worst comes to worst and we are not happy once everything is finished we can always render the entire thing.
Now we just need to sort out the earthworks in the rear yard while we still have access. Keeping my fingers crossed that the neighbors on that side are holding off for some reason so we don't have to rush things over the holiday season.