Straw bale - dangerously close!

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Straw bale - dangerously close!

Post: #222567 Thurston Garden
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:38 pm

Land secured - check.
Planning permission - granted
Building warrant - submitted
Ecology BS mortgage application - being processed
Main contractor - organised
Project manager - very handsome
Static caravan - delivered
Telephone line - ordered
Notice to quit on rental place - posted.

Scary! 4 weeks and I will be living on site. All I need now is the building warrant and the mortgage papers though. After 18 months, this is becoming VERY real :shock:
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Post: #222572 Milims
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:19 pm

Ooooohhhhh - now that sounds realy exciting! Good luck and keep us posted!
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Post: #222576 Green Aura
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:14 am

So exciting :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Er, I presume you're the project manager, eh? :lol:
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Post: #222577 Thurston Garden
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:21 am

Green Aura wrote:So exciting :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Er, I presume you're the project manager, eh? :lol:


Worryingly I am :shock:
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Post: #222581 southeast-isher
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:32 am

Wow Thurston! That's good news. All the best.

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Post: #224292 Avalon
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:24 pm

Thurston - it sounds like your project is coming on brilliantly!

I hope what I'm about to say doesn't constitute a thread de-rail, so if you think it does, my apologies in advance.

My other half and I would like to spend a week sometime this summer helping with a self-build project like this, as volunteers. You wouldn't happen to be scheduled to build during June, would you? And if you are, would you like two extra pairs of hands?

Just give me a shout if you're interested, via pm.

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Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:02 pm

That sounds so exciting...keep us all posted..with pictures! :thumbright:
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Post: #224311 Thurston Garden
Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:36 pm

Thanks all! 5 more days in the rented place and then its life in a caravan for me!
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Post: #227631 Thurston Garden
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:51 am

Well the roadway is now finished so I can properly access the site. Reedbed system finally approved by the Cooncil and the building warrant issued. Telegraph poles start going in the ground a week on Monday ready to take the structural floor beams which will be Douglas Fir from the local sawmill.
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Post: #227636 red
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:04 pm

so exciting!
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Post: #251205 Thurston Garden
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:41 pm

I have been missing for some time :oops:

It's been a busy 9 months, but I am no longer trailer trash!

Moved in just before Christmas (into an unfinished house but the frost on the inside of the caravan gort the better of me!)

Still quite a few finishing jobs to be done, but photos here throughout the build. A few of you FB'ers will have seen these - apologies for the lack of posts on here tho.

Once I get it in order inside I shall post some more!

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Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:55 pm

Wow! TG it is absolutely b-a-a-u-tiful. Well done you! :iconbiggrin:

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Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:23 pm

What a fantastic looking place :icon_smile:

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Post: #251249 Thurston Garden
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:15 pm

Thanks chaps and chapesses! Very pleased but there's going to be a long list of jobs. I have just added to the list by buying 16 window blinds on the way home from work tonight.

I have carefully laid them out at the correct window in the hope that the Blind Fairy will come tomorrow whilst im working......
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Post: #251267 The Riff-Raff Element
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:30 am

Very, very, impressive.


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