Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
Cabin porn
Page Previous  1, 2, 3
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Finance and Property
Author 
 Message
Barefoot Andrew
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 21 Mar 2007
Posts: 22780
Location: In the 17th century
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 12 9:49 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Penny Outskirts wrote:
Love this one


Rather magical innit?
A.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24581
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 12 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's inspired me. We've been thinking for years about rebuilding the feed store. Yesterday I did a sketch of the new one, showed it to the old chap and he likes it. I'm adamant the it will be built from recycled - reclaimed materials where possible and environmentally friendly stuff for the rest, with solar panels on the roof (so it's off-grid) and solar water heating for the sink which I'll need. Also a small wood burner. There will be a small 'deck' outside with canvas shades for the front wall which will be mainly glazed doors. Inside there will be workshop space downstairs with a sitting area and one or two sleeping lofts.

Woohoo! As soon as all the other stuff is done we'll be starting. That gives me time to accumulate materials. It's even more exciting than the wash house!

Right: who's got some double glazed doors they no longer need?

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34032
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 12 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hereford freecycle, yesterday. Gone now, but I assume you're looking there anyway.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35907
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 12 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got some windows.

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12458
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 12 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
I've got some windows.


I speed-read that as "widows" and my mind boggled for a moment .

12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
Posts: 9088
Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 12 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I got a stiff neck, caused by sleeping next to an open French widow...



Mike Harding C1976, but I'll get my coat anyway...

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 6024
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 12 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
I've got some windows.



I wonder where they came from

TTouch Homestead



Joined: 13 Oct 2011
Posts: 703
Location: Cardigan, West Wales
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 12 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are replacing our double glazing this year. We have a glazed door but not sure if more parts are with it or they got lobbed. More windows to change yet including x3 velux if you want them mochyn...

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24581
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 12 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll have a word with the old chap... Thanks a lot, though!

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21298
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 12 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

12Bore wrote:
I got a stiff neck, caused by sleeping next to an open French widow...



Mike Harding C1976, but I'll get my coat anyway...



He did ramble on a bit.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8407
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 12 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As impressive as most of those buildings are, some of the settings are truly mesmerising.
I'd be happy waking up in a leaky tent if the views where that good!!

Problem most of us face here in the UK is even if we make them non permanent, sustainable & sympathetic to the environment some nosy neighbour is sure to cause trouble & add to expense.
A neighbour of mine has just spent the week digging back the bank on the roadside of his property & building a low stone wall which IMO looks better, & stops his garden slowly slipping & encroaching on the road.
Some vindictive git has complained to planning & he's had a visit from officialdom.
The planning officer had no problem with his construction, but said he had to follow up any complaint.
Seems some people aren't happy unless they are making trouble for others.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24581
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 12 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tavascarow wrote:
As impressive as most of those buildings are, some of the settings are truly mesmerising.
I'd be happy waking up in a leaky tent if the views where that good!!

Problem most of us face here in the UK is even if we make them non permanent, sustainable & sympathetic to the environment some nosy neighbour is sure to cause trouble & add to expense.
A neighbour of mine has just spent the week digging back the bank on the roadside of his property & building a low stone wall which IMO looks better, & stops his garden slowly slipping & encroaching on the road.
Some vindictive git has complained to planning & he's had a visit from officialdom.
The planning officer had no problem with his construction, but said he had to follow up any complaint.
Seems some people aren't happy unless they are making trouble for others.


Someone near here built a perfectly acceptable stable (nice timber construction. look OK in the landscape). A person from quite a distance away but who could see it from their land complained and the chap had to take it all down. Had he gone for PP he would have got it: he's applied properly now and it seems to be going through. I will be checking that we can do what we want before we do anything, even tohugh I know our only neighbour wouldn't complain whatever we did!

12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
Posts: 9088
Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 12 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tavascarow wrote:
As impressive as most of those buildings are, some of the settings are truly mesmerising.
I'd be happy waking up in a leaky tent if the views where that good!!

Problem most of us face here in the UK is even if we make them non permanent, sustainable & sympathetic to the environment some nosy neighbour is sure to cause trouble & add to expense.
A neighbour of mine has just spent the week digging back the bank on the roadside of his property & building a low stone wall which IMO looks better, & stops his garden slowly slipping & encroaching on the road.
Some vindictive git has complained to planning & he's had a visit from officialdom.
The planning officer had no problem with his construction, but said he had to follow up any complaint.
Seems some people aren't happy unless they are making trouble for others.

On a similar note, a friend wanted to build a hay storage barn, when he enquired with the Council he was advised to apply for PP (even though it was not necessary), objections came from as far as 40 miles away, from a relative of a neighbour who didn't object!

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24581
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 12 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't let Tahir or VP see this thread. We'd have to move it into the Naughty Corner.

Blacksheep



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
Posts: 196
Location: Shropshire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 12 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

fantastic link - thanks for sharing!

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Finance and Property All times are GMT
Page Previous  1, 2, 3
Page 3 of 3
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright © 2004 marsjupiter.com