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@Dan E I've not had too many major issues on materials, but then I've got bits from here and bits from there and not always found what I need/would expect in stock at the first place I've looked. Avoiding the trade biased builders merchants and obvious places helped.  (ie For timber - Campions was 2/3rd the price of Travis Perkins and had the stock - and it's C24 not 18). 

The whole house has been done internally (except the Kitchen which is on my list, but the leaky roof included the bay window in the kitchen). Realistically whilst the pitched roof makes a big different I'm not sure that there is a lot more I can do to improve the looks of it. It's never going to appear on a picture postcard. Location, Location, Location so they say. 

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On 04/10/2021 at 16:15, Colin P said:

So after all that time to make a decision I took 2 weeks off work. 

Still got a fair bit to do (new front door pulled forward, fit windows, garage door, flashings and fascias), but making a big difference.

Yes @Barrykearley that fascia is every bit as banana shaped as it looks - you really do not want to know how that was built in the 70s :wallbash:
 

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That new roof format has made a real difference Colin. Unbelievable that the Planning Dept. were so anal about it all.

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@C8RKH The real kicker was that in the officers report it actually says

"This pitched roof would provide a more attractive front elevation" 

Well D'oh!

The real issue was just getting a response out of them.

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Being told that my esprit no longer runs like a bag of rusty spanner’s and that I can pick it up tomorrow! :driving:

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On 07/10/2021 at 13:23, Colin P said:

@C8RKH The real kicker was that in the officers report it actually says

"This pitched roof would provide a more attractive front elevation" 

Isn't that totally subjective? Or is personal choice how they operate? 

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50 minutes ago, Chillidoggy said:

Isn't that totally subjective? Or is personal choice how they operate? 

Don't go there, I had a planning office tell me he didn't like loft conversions so he would never approve them😠

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1 hour ago, Chillidoggy said:

Isn't that totally subjective? Or is personal choice how they operate? 

Yes, but in this case only the blind would state otherwise. See above before and during!  

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After a run to Exeter to collect my eldest from A&E on Saturday morning - another admission into Worcester hospital on Saturday evening - she was discharged last night with the appropriate meds and is now back in Exeter at her digs. What a feckin weekend that was. Don’t even mention the wife - that’s not for this thread 🤬

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so took the dog for last check up at the vets, didnt realise it but i dropped my phone as the dog jumped in the car and i drove home, realised phone was missing and phoned the vets, they found phone in car park so i drove back thinking i must of drove over it ? the receptionist said not but i think i did as chunks out of case and a lense on one camera cracked but nowt else !!!!! how lucky was that !!!

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10 minutes ago, tomcattom said:

Wasn't today, but still happy about it today. Became a Dad for the first time, beautiful baby girl born yesterday evening.

27 years ago I was the very proud Dad of a beautiful baby girl. The 27 years since have been a roller coaster of joy, happiness, pain and grief. I would not swap it for anything!

Glad everyone is well and healthy and very much send you my heartfelt best wishes for you all for the future. Nothing, beats being a Dad!  

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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Congratulations Tom :thumbsup:

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A few calories burned there! 

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1 minute ago, Bibs said:

A few calories burned there! 

Bit inspired by a post above showing 1 chain saw and a small number of logs, I currently have 4 electric chain saws (1 dead)  and a battery one (for light weight work). The piles have been building for several months.

 

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I remember helping a friend take down about 2 dozen rotten poplars a few years back, we almost overloaded the lorry and he's still burning them now 10 years on! 

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I’ve got a tree we took down this year filling my log store, but needs to season for future years. This year however I have a fair load of large roof timbers from the old flat roof. Not sure what to do with them, considering chopping them up for the log burner, but seems a bit of a waste. 

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