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Olly P14/12/2012 15:18:03
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Well, we Exchanged contracts yesterday, and will complete on Monday. so moving next weekend is on, and the shed build will start in ernest Feb/Mar depending on when the loft conversion gets done....

Turbycat14/12/2012 17:15:51
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Well done Olly! While your at it you can come over and renew the roof on my garage. Just went in this afternoon and found my Taylorcraft would be better suited to floats as it's sat in a nice big puddle!!

Andy

Olly P15/12/2012 17:12:29
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Turby - in exchange for 2 days of lifting furniture next weekend!!!

Turbycat16/12/2012 19:11:23
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Sorry Olly can't do lifting. It's against my religion!!

Olly P17/12/2012 16:36:06
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Keys obtained by SWMBO. measuring meter obtained from work, and Loft conversion Quotes start from tomorrow night. Got bloke collecting some ebay speakers tonight, and then will have to pop round and measure up garden properly.

Olly

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator17/12/2012 21:27:28
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Oooohhh! Its all getting exciting now! You'll soon have your shed taking shape Olly! thumbs up

BEB

Vecchio Austriaco18/12/2012 08:04:35
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I made it the other way round - first the shed, and now my lady will move in after Christmas...face 1

VA, didn't learn anything from my first marriage face 1face 9face 1

Olly P18/12/2012 12:55:11
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Comisserations Congratulations, VA...

Well, having had a quick measure up and assessment of the garden last night in the rain and dark (Quick being the key word). It appears it is larger than I was told, about 7-8 ft longer in fact and a slightly less regular shape....

There are 3 large trees along the rear fenceline, and one closer to the house. These will all be coming out and we will be planting our dwarf variety fruit trees in other locations instead. The ground is also a better shape than I though and less levelling out will be needed (wipes brow with relief). The current plan is to get the loft done as early as possible in Jan (2 quotes this week!) and move stuff into there, then have shed finished by April.

The big job for the sheds is going to be the tree removal and I'll be getting some quotes for that after christmas, as they are a little large for me to handle, and I don't want to damage anything!

Once the trees are out I will measure accuratly and then get the design done properly. Due to the extra length the shed may grow to 4mx3m.....

Olly

Erfolg18/12/2012 13:47:48
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Sounds like ther could be a stump issue, even roots?

Paul Hartley18/12/2012 13:56:14
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Hi Olly,

Not sure how big your trees are, but we had some big ones taken out recently and the price varied depending on whether you had then cut down and left a stump or whether you wanted the stump removed (more expensive). Solution we went with was to have the stumps left, but treated with stumpp killer and then when they rot down I will dig out enough to then cover them and level the ground. Was still about £1000 a day for the work.

Look forward to seeing the shed in place, still working out what I can do in our garden to get a suitable shed in.

Mogs18/12/2012 14:05:37
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£1000 a day seems an awful lot, we had 12 lilandia (spelling?) about 8" dia cut down and removed for £300.

Olly P18/12/2012 14:32:59
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I'm not sure on the roots, as they are all in a raised section of the garden which will e levelled off anyway as part of the general work I'm doing. If I get the stumps left in then when I level the ground I will be taking most of the root matrix out anyway. 2 of the 3 are conifers, and the 3rd I'm uncertain of (biggest of the 3!). I will get some images and sketches up at some point but need some light to get decent photos. I also need to do the sketches, which will hopefully help when I apply for permission from the council......

Olly P18/12/2012 15:48:54
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OK, quick sketch of the profile of the back garden. the first flat area on the left is the patio, then a small wall, a long slow slope, then a flat, with a gate on one side, then a wall and then a steep slope - this is the area with the trees.

The back fence is diagonal to the house wall, and the flat area and steep slope run parrallel to it until you get to the shortest side, when the steep slope comes forward an extra ft or so.

hope this gives some idea....(OK I'll add the sketch once uploaded....)

 

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Edited By Olly P on 18/12/2012 15:51:49

Martyn K18/12/2012 16:05:28
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Before you rip the trees out Olly, make sure there isn't a preservation order on them.

Councils get very cross if you pull trees out when you shouldn't

Martyn

Olly P18/12/2012 16:08:50
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Martyn - Got the council 'looking into it' for me. the online database of which ones have and haven't got preservation orders is decidely user unfriendly...

Olly

Olly P18/12/2012 16:18:50
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And after a chase phone call (apparently the note asking him to look it up got 'lost' there are no TPOs in place. Excellant.

Waiting for 2 tree surgeons to give me a ring to arrange a quotation visit.

Martyn K18/12/2012 17:39:24
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Splendid..


You would have to make them dangerous otherwise.. not suggesting that you would of course..

Martyn

Broken Prop19/12/2012 10:04:11
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Olly, conifers are generally shallow rooted, so you should not have too much trouble grubbing them out.

Good luck in your new house!
Pete
Olly P19/12/2012 10:28:24
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Yeah, it is the really big one I'm worried about - it ain't a conifer!

David P Williams19/12/2012 10:30:24
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Yes Olly - conifers aren't too difficult to do yourself. I took out lots when I moved to my current house, some around 15ft high. Bought a £50 electric chainsaw, cut the trunks down to around 4 or 5ft, shaved off the branches, dug round the roots (a mattock is handy) then used the leverage on the trunk stub to prise up the root system. As Peter said, they tend to be spread out but not deep.

Biggest problem is disposal.........

David

p.s. Hope you enjoy Stockport - it's where I grew up. Still have a sister in Offerton so get back there now and then.

Edited By Captain Slog on 19/12/2012 10:31:56

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