Barry Bucknell is my hero
- 13 Feb 2020
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- yep, it did look a bit like that with the tables - the patio had only just been laid and we just got all the furniture out.That looks really good Rob cool idea.
Looks like you are running a mini restaurant with all those tables; how much for steak and chips?
looks brilliant, nice idea, and nicely done too- yep, it did look a bit like that with the tables - the patio had only just been laid and we just got all the furniture out.
The fence idea also looks pretty good when it's painted - this is at the front of the house, stained with Cuprinol Garden Shades Ash Black
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that's a smart approach, I like it.If you went with an angled pergola, I would "hang " the end from under the roof overhang instead of having the post in front of the building in the way of the door. Does that make sense?
Hi Rob.I know what you mean about trellis and off-the-shelf fencing etc - I've just fenced the whole of our garden with horizontal slats about 12mm apart - the timber is just roof batten stapled onto the uprights (with the neighbour's lap fence behind) Very pleased with the effect.
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It's black sawn limestone in 600 x 900 size - that has been sealed with Stonecare colour enhancer (probably need re-doing every couple of years) The wall cladding is Thermowood fixed on batten attached to a blockwork wallHi Rob.
What is the paving you have.
Some of the rules around these things do seem a little strange - often when you look into it you realise the rationale behind it, and at other times it doesn't make any more sense no matter how hard you look into it. Not sure where this one sitsjust look on your roof rainwater runoff into the drain as helping to keep the sewers flushed clean.......... (its where my workshop roof rainwater went..)
I have now taken a read through Building Regulation Part H, specifically section H3 concerning rainwater drainage, and I see no mention of the 6m2 constraint you mention. The best guidance I could find is as follows:I'm not sure that you are allowed to divert your rainwater into an existing drain. Whilst the workshop structure is exempt from planning regs the rainwater issue is not. I believe up to 6m2 of roof area is exempt and in the case of a previous garage extension I completed, that had to abide by building regs, the water dispersal was not covered and I was allowed to let it run down the drive and into the road.
that's good info, but where / how is this regulated? Is it written down anywhere?I have just added a 40m2 workshop and I had to install a 1m3 soakaway 5m away from footing and 2.5m away from boundary. I used soakaway crates I could have broken into the garage downpipe and exit but as this was possibly also a soakaway I decided to put a separate one for the workshop as it would be much harder to do this retrospectively if the existing soakaway was overwhelmed. Around here adding rainwater to foul water is a big NONO and carries quite a penalty, certainly more than a soakaway costs.
I did a few google searches of various suppliers and installers and they all gave the same guidelines - its in the NHBC riles and regs as belowthat's good info, but where / how is this regulated? Is it written down anywhere?