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Middle garden at the old house takes shape.

During the past year we have been busy transforming the garden at the old house. It was very overgrown when we moved here with old trees, ivy everywhere and rubbish just left to rust. 295 more words


Winter sun, dark timber

A smudge of winter sun emerged this afternoon as I walked the back streets of old Worcester. Queen Elizabeth House, tatty but indefatigable, smiled to receive the few sparse rays. 84 more words

Making the Grade!

Restoring this Grade II listed building to its former glory with a beautiful bespoke hardwood door and sill.


Some recent photos inside the house.

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Dealing with damp and mould.

I thought I would tackle a common problem in old houses and that is the issue with damp and mould. Boring? yes but an issue that needs to be dealt with in this old house. 907 more words

Country Life

Planning Case Study - Change of Use from Shop to Restaurant

This project involved a change of use applicationĀ from A1 (shop) to A3 (restaurant).


The site is located within the Great Western Arcade (GWA) in Birmingham and is currently a shop, whereas the applicant wants to open a small restaurant on the premises. 159 more words


Wooden It Be Nice

Of the two churches I visited in Manchester, it seemed right to begin with St Ann’s as archaeological evidence suggests that the first church to be built in Manchester was erected nearĀ that site though it was destroyed by vikings in the 10th Century. 469 more words