You may struggle to get planning. We wanted to move a fence out and couldn't.My dad has made a suggestion.... and he’s going to cost me money lol, he’s suggested I extend my garden bricked wall out.. use that dead space out the front and make the garden wider - might be something to look into, I’d have to speak to planning I guess? But the space is just dead space - the previous owners weren’t gardeners by any means and just had 4 tons of gravel delivered, I want to returf it, it’d be so much nicer with some green! But I’ve had a quote for railings.. so worst case will turf and rail
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Fuckin ell, what you planning on putting on it?!
Shame the pergola isn’t going over that deck, it would make a great baseAn extension by the look of things
The decking I ripped up was rotten to f**k, and bouncy. Basically, I did the opposite to what the previous people did.
Really like working with wood tbh, the pergola I’m planning is going to sit over the new patio at the back. Can’t wait to get cracking on with that now!
Are you available for side jobs? I want to put decking at the bottom of ours, but I've not got a clue where to start
Before I admit defeat let's see if I've missed something dumb...
Got a leaky loo - very slow drip where the isolation valve meets the refill valve (Feeds from the bottom)
Change the red washer in the valve, still doing it, changed the refill valve, still doing it
It's coming out the top of the isolation valve, so isolating means it's not an urgent problem so that's cool
There was no ptfe tape on the joint so I didn't put any on when changing stuff - assuming thats right? (That probably sounds dumb but I don't trust the house builders to have done it properly in the first place haha)
I don't really fancy changing the isolation valve myself because if I f**k it up I have to leave the water off so just checking that's all that's left before I call someone who knows what they are doing in because I've done the easy bits
My garden last year
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Ripped out the back fence ready for a new one. Taken out about 8 old concrete posts, 5 trees and absolutely ruined every square mm of my body over the past couple of weekends. Me and the neighbour managed to get the first post up on Saturday and overfilled 2 skips of s**t (The 2nd one is being collected today which will be funny to watch his face). There was so much ivy growing over everything it took us at least a day just to cut the old fence free, in the end I just broke out the chainsaw and went through the f**king lot
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Pay for the smallest skip possible, pile it as high as possible There's at least 2 tonne of topsoil in that, I was very tempted to break out the wacker plate and start really packing it in
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My neighbours garden goes around the back of mine, the previous owners of my house were too tight to buy the land when it was offered so the neighbours snapped it up. I've gained about 3ft of garden removing all the trees and s**t and my neighbours have probably gained the same. The old fence twined with Ivy was about 2ft thick!!
Pictures just don't do the f**king job justice of how bad it was. My neighbours have more pics so I'll have to grab some from them