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    Quote Originally Posted by A348W View Post
    Pete,

    although it was lapping close to the garage last year at one point in a particular storm.
    I rest my case

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    Bollocks. Consolation though Pete. I'd swap your garage tomorrow for ****ty thing even if yours had a pool too

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcH View Post
    Bollocks. Consolation though Pete. I'd swap your garage tomorrow for ****ty thing even if yours had a pool too
    Cheers Malc. I do like my garage although my wife has always said I overdid it just a tad when I built it. Not sure what she means? I'm not sure she understands priorities .

    (Garage is closest building, house with conservatory further away)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    Cheers Malc. I do like my garage although my wife has always said I overdid it just a tad when I built it. Not sure what she means? I'm not sure she understands priorities .

    (Garage is closest building, house with conservatory further away)

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    Only utter and complete envy. We live next door but one to a field. I was looking to buy the house next door (adjacent to the field). However it had no garage at all although lots of room in the back for a double or even triple garage.

    However it is one of these modern leasehold properties (as is my own). You only have to Google it to see the issues folk are having. Wish I never bothered at all to the point I even cancelled a conservatory. They can be right A-holes over it. Neighbours have been told they can't have a conservatory because it does not meet building and site regulations (or some such nonsense).

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    Unpleasant situation - I'm glad that you seem to have gotten away with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWStewart View Post
    Unpleasant situation - I'm glad that you seem to have gotten away with it!
    Cheers Mark.

    Quote Originally Posted by MalcH View Post
    Only utter and complete envy. We live next door but one to a field. I was looking to buy the house next door (adjacent to the field). However it had no garage at all although lots of room in the back for a double or even triple garage.

    However it is one of these modern leasehold properties (as is my own). You only have to Google it to see the issues folk are having. Wish I never bothered at all to the point I even cancelled a conservatory. They can be right A-holes over it. Neighbours have been told they can't have a conservatory because it does not meet building and site regulations (or some such nonsense).
    I actually went against parental advice buying our house, my Dad was adamant I should buy a bigger property albeit surrounded rather than on the fields (our house is 3 bedrooms although with an attached garage which you can easily build above - our neighbours have a similar house next door but one and have done that) . Didn't listen to said advice. Fast forward 8 years or so and we persuaded the local farmer to sell us half an acre adjoining our property, for which we paid 3000 which seemed a bargain, and on which we got planning permission for the new garage. Considerably increased the size of our plot and property - bit outlined in red is the additional land we bought:

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    Wife's office is upstairs...…….. well she has a desk at one end of it (the other end):

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    And view from the small 'balcony' at the top of the steps isn't too bad:

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    All in all I'm now pretty pleased I didn't listen and went on a hunch that eventually the farmer would sell me some land. Our house isn't the biggest but I do like the location and what we ended up with in the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    Cheers Mark.


    for which we paid 3000 which seemed a bargain, .
    Yeah, try that now!!!

    Personally I think you have been very restrained, I would be thinking small detached courtyard/ office/ 3-4 car garage one with a two post hoist....

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    Quote Originally Posted by A348W View Post
    Yeah, try that now!!!

    Personally I think you have been very restrained, I would be thinking small detached courtyard/ office/ 3-4 car garage one with a two post hoist....
    I thought I was pretty restrained too.

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    Replace the stairs with a water slide that goes through the back window - kids would love it! :-)

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