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However, ebuild will remain on-line in archive mode (ie no posting facilties) for several weeks so that users can use it as an information resource.

A Modern House in the Back Garden



Posted by Calvinmiddle , 03 December 2015 · 1,263 views

I'm well aware that I wasn't able to give the time to this blog to make it a useful resource.But I'd had a few questions about our build and will try and use the blog to answer them so all can see.I've had a question about the make up of our flat roofThe attachment shows the makeup of both the roof, one has a pitch of about 15o and the oth...


Part 3 - The Planning Saga - Episode 2

Posted by Calvinmiddle , 05 June 2014 · 1,997 views

We took some time to consider things after the appeal decision can in and then the planning consultant contacted us with an idea. After reading of the reasons for refuse of the appeal he had had an idea of an all or nothing last attempt. I wrote to 10-12 other planning consultants to see if they thought it had merit and to ensure I wasn’t being taken fo...


Part 2 - The Planning Saga - Episode 1

Posted by Calvinmiddle , 05 June 2014 · 964 views

So we decided to look at getting a house built in the back garden, and found a really nice architectural technician who drew the plans for what we wanted which was a for modern rendered and timber clad 3 bed house with mono-pitched and flat roofs.The lay out would have been:Existing house – it’s garden – new house – it’s gardenWe talked to the neighbours...


Part 1 - In The Beginning...

Posted by Calvinmiddle , 05 June 2014 · 1,045 views

Where to begin? – Well the start is normally the best place so let’s start there.We moved into our house about 6 years ago when we were both working in London, but being a boy from Northern Ireland who had been working and living in London for 8 years at that time I was missing the countryside so we decided to move out.The house is a detached, 3 bed home...

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