I really like how this one turned out. It’s really attractive. Steve’s right that my other porches tend to dominate the front of the structure and this one looks more in keeping with the Edwardian style (don’t tell him though - he’s a really nice bloke and it may go to his head!).
Sent: 29 September 2014 21:11
To: Robin McGregor
Subject: RE: Victorian Greenhouse
Thank you for your email, apologies for not responding sooner but I have had to transfer to a new laptop.
Anyway, we were really, really pleased with the green house so thanks very much for building it for us; and especially to my specification!
Thank you for all your kind words and again for creating the greenhouse. I connected in the electricity and water on Saturday and in fact on Sunday morning for fun we had breakfast in there including toast from the toaster! Anyway, I hope to use it for growing plants as well!!
It’s quite a tight spot, in a large garden.
This is exactly where Sarah sees her greenhouse going and that’s fine but I’ll try to keep away from the established trees as much as I can and leave enough soil for the hedge to grow up to the new walls.
The ground was like concrete here - more stone and grit than soil - but a great solid basis for the new foundations and wall.
I think this one is starting to look at home already...
Back down to London next week, than I’d best get busy on this one.....
Here I am lazing about in the sunshine again.
I’m trying to work out all the maths and angles for the new type of porch construction I agreed to build for Steve in London!
As you can see, it’s lower than the rest of the roof and doesn’t extend very far out. I think the overall effect will be great but you don’t get much leeway with toughened glass - and it’s a 6-hour drive to site so I’d best be sure to get it right now.
I ended up doing quite a bit myself but, to be far, the other parents had done a lot more then me in the past - it was my turn!
I laid the weedblock sheeting between the beds and raked over a couple of tonnes of gravel to make easy pathways.
I also fixed sheeting over two of the larger beds so the school can cut into those and plant permanent apple trees or fruit bushes whilst having no maintenance to do on the rest.
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