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--DAN--
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   29th May 08 at 13:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I posted loads of pics ages ago about my back yard Project, I would add this on to that post but as the search is shit it'll take a month to find it.

Basically I got a brand new detatched house on the cheap as the builders had basically abandoned it an left the garden on all kinds of levels!! Was 2 feet deep in water on 1 side Anyway my brother in law is a Landscape Gardener and offered to take a week off work come and stay at mine(he's from Manc) for the week and do the job for nothing. Top Lad.
Few pics to show the progress, can't find any of when we first bought it, the groundwork we put in was rediculous before even started building.












Anyway, it currently looks like the last couple of photo's except it is now turfed and finished, fences treated etc etc, however it feels a bit bare, any ideas for livening it up a bit??

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summerhouse?

I built a log cabin at the bottom of the missus' garden a couple of years back. We now spend more time n there than in the house; I ran mains electric and an outside tap supply to it; I've got TV and sofa etc in there; its also got a veranda and a brick built bbq at the side.

All in cost was about 3500 but its added another room to the house tbh
--DAN--
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Thats something I've been thinking about actually What size is the one you built?
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3m x 3m with a 1.5m veranda/roof overhang

Really well built Finish pine one; the only mechanical fixings are the floor and roof boards; the rest is like a giant lego set. It took longer to prepare the ground/lay the electric cables than it took to put up.

I've put a shingle tile roof on which has really finished it off

Inside we have a sofa bed, TV, storage unit for the missus' business stuff, and an oil filled radiator. I spend 2/3 nights a week in there as opposed to the house
Colin
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29th May 08 at 16:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hot Tub
--DAN--
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quote:
Originally posted by Colin
Hot Tub


In Scunthorpe
Cosmo
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quote:
Originally posted by --DAN--
quote:
Originally posted by Colin
Hot Tub


In Scunthorpe


Thats why its hot

Hot tube with canopy over it =
--DAN--
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quote:
Originally posted by Cosmo
quote:
Originally posted by --DAN--
quote:
Originally posted by Colin
Hot Tub


In Scunthorpe


Thats why its hot

Hot tube with canopy over it =


Mmmm, wouldn't be so bad with a canopy i suppose. Still don't fancy airing my skinny white ass in Sunny Scunny though
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Its actually really nice in a hot tub when its cold - especially if you get a fridge and tv out there too
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Summer house with a Hot Tub inside it......compromise?
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we went to the home show at birmingham, for 2k they had these Finish huts. basically a massive round shed with a big fire pit and chimney in middle. 16 adults could fit in it siting down on the benches. but i cant remember the name fo the company so im not help, sorry
--DAN--
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quote:
Originally posted by Russ
we went to the home show at birmingham, for 2k they had these Finish huts. basically a massive round shed with a big fire pit and chimney in middle. 16 adults could fit in it siting down on the benches. but i cant remember the name fo the company so im not help, sorry


I like the sound of that, get your thinking cap on Russ.
b3nn089
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needs a decent pond with rockery n water fall n wack some koi carp in there..
John
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Kota huts?
Russ
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yes john! kota huts
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quote:
Originally posted by b3nn089
needs a decent pond with rockery n water fall n wack some koi carp in there..


DEFINATELY! And if you want any advice, you know who to ask
--DAN--
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quote:
Originally posted by drunkenfool
quote:
Originally posted by b3nn089
needs a decent pond with rockery n water fall n wack some koi carp in there..


DEFINATELY! And if you want any advice, you know who to ask


I really really want a pond but the missus is a bit worried about our kamikaze Bulldog
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quote:
Originally posted by --DAN--
quote:
Originally posted by drunkenfool
quote:
Originally posted by b3nn089
needs a decent pond with rockery n water fall n wack some koi carp in there..


DEFINATELY! And if you want any advice, you know who to ask


I really really want a pond but the missus is a bit worried about our kamikaze Bulldog


could always build it up with bricks first ..? my uncles got 1 not built up tho.. looks the dogs! get some pics if you want? give you some ideas.
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aye, go 3 foot down and 2 foot up with blocks, you could even put in a nice viewing window to see the fish from underwater.
Theres also the chance ill have a filter for sale too so if you wanted first dibs on it let me know before i stick it up on the koi forum and ebay
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quote:
Originally posted by b3nn089
quote:
Originally posted by --DAN--
quote:
Originally posted by drunkenfool
quote:
Originally posted by b3nn089
needs a decent pond with rockery n water fall n wack some koi carp in there..


DEFINATELY! And if you want any advice, you know who to ask


I really really want a pond but the missus is a bit worried about our kamikaze Bulldog


could always build it up with bricks first ..? my uncles got 1 not built up tho.. looks the dogs! get some pics if you want? give you some ideas.


That would be great if you could get me some pics matey I've got a full pallet of the stone blocks left over from building my wall so could build it up a bit above the ground level. Hmmmm, got me thinking now
drunkenfool
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Here's the 3 that ive built so far...



















Tom J
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dan what is that stone you have used for the retaining wall looking for something similar for mine
--DAN--
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Tom, the stone isn't on general sale, it is made by a company in Nottingham exclusively for Haslam Homes. My house was built by Haslam and I wanted the retaining wall to match my house, it took a lot of pleading to get them to sell me some and they checked my address against Haslams Developments to make sure I definately lived in one of their houses wtf. So I think you'd have a job getting any tbh.

Try a company called Marshalls(their stuff is sold in most Builders Merchants),they do something very similar which I think is called Black Yorkstone.

[Edited on 12-06-2008 by --DAN--]
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cheers fella
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