Our â€œgarden shed for purposes ancillary to dwellingâ€? is now going up, despite the pretty lousy weather. Beth is taking pictures of the operation as it progresses, a slideshow of which you can see below.
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So far the only small issue has been over the routing of the power cable. The original idea was to take the power from somewhere around the back of the house, but after taking a look the electrician decided that the only way he could do it is from a connection into the main fuse box. The problem being that the fuse box is in the porch at the front of the house, and this is going in around the back. As a result we now have a big black mains cable running across the front of the house, through the garage and along the right hand fence. The electrician is coming back on Friday to finish off and re-route slightly so as to try and hide the cable, although ultimately we can’t avoid having the cable visible somewhere without massively expensive digging up of the gardens both front and back, and the drive.
The other first impression is quite how big it looks – as always there is a big difference between how something looks on plans, and how it looks in reality!
Anyway, the guys doing all the building, who supplied the kit, and who even helped out with all the planning application work we needed are Alternative Space, and what is going in is one of their new EcoDen rooms that effectively come as a modular flat pack, so in theory can be self-built if you don’t want them to do it for you.