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« Reply #60 on: November 30, 2018, 10:29:59 AM »

cheers guys
yeah I have been keeping a close eye on the costs, some of the joiners quote (who will build the kit and clad, etc) varied from 54k to 23k !!
We had to go outside this area to get a realistic quote and the cheapest were actually the best and more professional even if they are based an hour away.
Billi we are a bit stuck with the PV, I wanted the house  more turned into the South but it meant the view from the big lounge windows would have been looking directly at the other houses instead across the fields, so it was a compromise and unfortunately there are too many trees to the west to get any sort of sun (not shown on the drawing but you can see them along the boundary on the photos on the right) so will just have to live with it. We could have also move the whole house more east to try to clear the sun from the west but the field slopes a lot more down there which would have meant much more excavation work and foundations.
So its a compromise all round !!


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« Reply #61 on: December 01, 2018, 08:14:54 AM »

All the best on the build and this new phase of self growth.
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« Reply #62 on: December 03, 2018, 10:53:39 AM »

Good luck, what an exciting project to have. I'll look forward to following along with the progress.
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« Reply #63 on: December 07, 2018, 02:29:17 PM »

Update !
Footings being poured at 11.00am Monday !!


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« Reply #64 on: December 07, 2018, 03:20:42 PM »

Looking forward to following the pictures Russ, hoping Monday is dry.
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« Reply #65 on: December 09, 2018, 01:05:11 PM »

Just (yet) another update, bought a Drone last week and despite managing to crash it a couple of times, managed to take a short video this morning and it does give the photos more perspective so if you're interested its on the updated website.

www.stationbrae.uk



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« Reply #66 on: December 09, 2018, 02:54:43 PM »

bought a Drone last week ...

I did wonder if a time-lapse camera would be worthwhile, but not much change from 200-quid.  This is what Google turned up, in case of itnerest:

https://www.brinno.com/time-lapse-camera/TLC200
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« Reply #67 on: December 09, 2018, 03:57:39 PM »

Yeah I did a good old google to see what was best and this Drone was 150 and has 1080 Video and HD Camera, but to be honest the quality aint that brilliant but it just gives a different perspective and it gave me a chance to get a new toy !!

 ralph
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