On Wednesday we visited the site, and found that the bricks have been delivered and the laying of the bricks has begun.
We had beena little nervous because we had heard horror stories from other people about bricks being out of stock and having to choose other bricks at short notice. Given that we spent weeks/months deciding on a brick, had they been out of stock we would have been in trouble. So thankfully, that didn't happen and now the bricks are looking great and strating to come together around the frames.
we had a little thunderstorm and some rain on Thursday (16th dec) so that probably cost us a day, but we're hoping for ground floor brickwork to be completed and scaffolding to be erected before the Christmas break next week.