Over the past few weekends I built a porch for my house - as a side project from building greenhouses in the week - but this project shares many similar aspects. I can add a porch to my house as "permitted development". I don't need to involve the council as long as it's less than 3sq metres in size and below 3m in height. I'm building mine just below that.
On the next weekend I built the walls from concrete blocks, added the drip edge and corner beading (I screwed them into the blocks) and rendered both sides - one "scratch" coat in 3:1 sand cement mix and a final brushed-up coat in 4:1.
I brought a compactor this week and laid Type 1 quarry waste to provide a very solid base for the pathway. I'm really pleased with the finished look of this path and will want to do a lot more of this version in the future.
I'll return in a few weeks to add the accoya greenhouse to this base.
Back on the road again this week after all the recent van trouble and delighted to be back with Chris and Phao who were such great company. Their dog Toby wasn't that sure and kept a vigilant eye on me throughout.
This greenhouse is a "Sarah" - 2.2m wide by 2.8m long. Being around 2.8m high the interior is tall and roomy with plenty of height for growing plants and space for 2-tier shelving right along the rear. Where space is limited this provides a lot of growing and potting up space without taking up much room.
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