I have always liked art, and always wanted to do a piece of art to be famous for and be remembered for.
The weight at the moment after using 800,000 matches is around 70 to 80 kilogrammes.
I have designed it so that I can take it apart in pieces. I can have the windows in or out so it is easily moved.
After 6 years I have reached 800,000 matches and used 42 litres of glue.
The current record stands at 4.75 million matchsticks.
I use EVO-STIK waterproof wood adhesive which is great for for the model. It takes around 24 hours to dry, but its good so I can make the large pieces which have around 1,000 matches in time before it start setting.
As that is along way off, I haven't thought about where that will be, but would like it to go on public view so people can come and see it.
I don't have to cut the heads off the matches, as I buy the modelling matchstick which come just the stick alone.
With matches, glue and materials and a display cabinet I have spent around 6 thousand pounds.
I keep it set up in my living room which is where I work on the model as well.
The size stands at 8 x 4 in foott. When finished it will be 21 feet in length, 16 feet wide and the spire will be seven and a half feet tall.
The scale of the model is 32/1.