Welcome to the Brambling Building works pages

Pictures and other documents will be posted here from time to time. The photos here were taken on 3rd June 2016.

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We were delayed in 2014 by the electricity company (SPEN) taking 8 months to move our electricity pole which was right in the way of the foundations. They wanted to underground it, taking it across the road to the high-voltage pole with our own transformer on it, which would have about trebled the cost. In the end we negotiated a good deal and we dug the cable trenches along the verge and conduited them and SPEN did the road crossing plus laying the new cable. At one point they had 4 vehicles and 12 people on site!

From trenches and concrete foundations in December 2014 and with a few big gaps due to weather and, later, a building regulations delay because we made a traditional cut roof instead of using flimsy factory-made trusses, the work is nearly done. It has a double bedroom, shower (etc) room and a large new lounge (approx. 5 x 7 metres; 16 x 22 feet). Friends and relations are now more than ever welcome to come and stay for a break.

The last two years have been dominated by building work on our highly insulated extension. Iain, our friend down the road, who does a lot of building work for a living and has a store of good practical knowledge has been doing much of the work with Alasdair helping him. Alasdair was also responsible for planning, designing (and re-designing), installing plumbing and electrics.

Some photos of different stages can be viewed - See: Stage photos.

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