Garden Escape

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About this blog

I'm building a single storey building 12m by 6m by 3.25m high at the bottom of my garden. It is intended to have multiple uses including a workshop, gym and storage along with being a temporary bolt hole from the rest of the family😀.

 

I started in the summer of 2020 and got as far as digging a 1.2m hole in which to place the building. The reason for digging down to get a high ceiling height whilst remaining within the permited development rights of 2.5m.

 

I put the project on hold in mid October when the weather turned wet and am looking to start again in Spring 2021.

 

October after the rain.jpg

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Removing trees and digging the hole - summer 2020

Removing trees and digging the hole - summer 2020

Being within a conservation area I needed to give notice to the planning department that I intended to remove the 2 trees that would allow me to make full use of the space at the bottom of the garden for my building. One of the trees was a lovely Ash tree but unfortunatley (for the tree and the enviroment) it was signicantly diseased with an almost hollow trunk at ground level, extending down to the routes that would at some time fall down (see picture of tree surgeon hiding inside the tree, onc

Andy H

Andy H

 

The initial idea!

In the summer of 2020,  having no building or home improvement experience to my name I decided to do some home improvements. With a friends son I put in some new garden fencing, repointed the stone driveway and refurbished the woodwork of the garden bench and table. Emboldend by these accomplishments I felt ready for a much bigger challenge; the construction of a building at the bottom of the garden to provide me with a workshop, gymnasium and bike storage facility. This to be done with my own h

Andy H

Andy H