Shedding one Shed. Adding Another.

In 2011, when the Oast house was converted into a holiday home, we had to take down a large machinery and storage shed as it blocked the views and would have impinged on guests' privacy. With the sheep filling all remaining sheds during the Winter months, the loss of shed space was particularly highlighted during last year's long and  harsh Winter and Spring. Another shed was needed. 

An old grain store on the farm had been moth-balled for some eight years so it was logical to consider replacing the grain store with a new and more useful building. The silage clamp next door to the grain store was also disused, so the whole footprint (see photo), plus some, provided a substantial space for a new building.

In June this year the grain store and silage clamp were demolished, leaving a large concreted area and a substantial electrical supply already in place. The ideal starting point.  Planning was obtained for a 30mx20m general purpose building and by the end of October, a shiny, new weather-tight building was in place, supplied by local agricultutal experts, D & D Construction. .  

The project hasn't finished there though. More on that later. 

Written by Stuart

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