Gosh, where does the time go? We're overdue for an update, I think.
So, the building inspector was happy with a revised foundation plan, using mesh instead of fibres apparently, and the concrete raft was duly poured.
Then the first course of blocks could go in, marking out the shell of the build, followed by a layer of sand, damp proof membrane and insulation and finally more concrete.
Then we were ready to start building up.
Of course, nothing about this is going to be simple and we now have yet another issue holding things up. Hopefully we will resolve and move on tomorrow... (I wonder how many more times I'll be saying that before this is over?).