Sunday, 30 December 2018

Annual Spending Review - 2018

So where did all the money go in 2018 ?  Here's our regular end-of-year review.



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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Pergolas - Phases 2 & 3 Works (the Summerhouse)

Following on from my post in September about building the pergolas, for a while afterwards I was thinking that the larger one to the side of the house seemed a little lost and disconnected with the rest of the garden.   

Not wanting to sound like a pretentious tosser, but what it needed was anchoring within the landscape.

So Phase 2 was implemented, which involved connecting this pergola with the one at the side of the house extension by extending the outer beams of both structures until they met each other.  This also meant reducing the height of the semi-goliath pergola slightly so that the extended beams were both at the same elevation.

The longest extension beam needed another vertical post to support it, but by this time I already had the summerhouse in mind (the Phase 3 works) so this new post was positioned where it would also form one of the new building corners.