Here's a picture of the location prior to any work starting:
The brick building on the right houses the garden shed and (further to the right, out of shot but part of the same structure) the old outside toilet and storage room.
In order to comply with the new regs on where you can put oil tanks, about 4 tons of earth and chalk from the bank on the left hand side of the picture needs to be excavated so that a concrete platform can be laid and a firewall built to protect the tank in the event that the fence should ever catch fire.
Here's where that bit of the project has got to so far - the platform's laid and the posts for the firewall are in:
Meanwhile, inside the house the floorboards upstairs are up and new copper pipework for the radiator system is going in:
While inside the old storage room, the pressurised hot water cylinder is partially connected.
Planning permission for the solar panels is in, and we're awaiting the decision on that. Apparently if they were on the back of the house we wouldn't need PP but since the place faces west-southwest they need to go on the front of the roof, facing the road. In the winter time we still catch the sun for most of the day at the front, and hardly at all at the back.
|100_5433_1.jpg||Oil tank location|
|100_5516_1.jpg||Oil tank platform|
|100_5449_1.jpg||Copper pipework along the landing|
|100_5518_1.jpg||Hot water tank|
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