Monthly Archives: April 2013


Oddly the downstairs (previously commercial space) works really well as a living area, but the upstairs (previously residential) doesn’t work at all.  Most of the changes will be upstairs.


The architect sent plans to the conservation officer last week.  Hopefully he will add his input so we can get it right before we submit the planning application.

The car park looks like it might be sold by Greene King within the next week or two.  The potential new owner is a developer who plans to build the new house that was approved last year.  He is a nice guy and the house should fit in well.


I’ve still not unpacked and the barn is littered with cardboard boxes.  There are books in a lot of the boxes so we’ve just collected the most enormous bookcase from very close by. I think there will be 10mm clearance to the ceiling to allow us to stand the bookcase up in the study.

Unfortunately we found there is not enough clearance through the doors from the barn so we’ve invited some big strong lads over to dinner who will hopefully help take it the longer route through the front door.  The photo is an artist impression of how it might have looked had we collected the bookcase on the roof of a Renault.


I thought there would be 10mm clearance to the roof. The bookcase just brushed the ceiling when we stood it up.