I started looking at a Car Port type structure........

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  1. Fat Rat

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    I started looking at a Car Port type structure to keep the worst of the Welsh winter weather off of the Motorhome, after a bit of research we ended up with this, very pleased :)

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    Looks good if you have the land, did you need planning, and how much if you are not offended?
     
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    Nice! (y) that would cost more than my motorhome :LOL:
     
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    Why so high ?
     
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    It cost just under £10k, it's 12.5 metres long and 4 metres to the eaves. The reason for the height is that the area we built it on goes out to some of our fields, it's unlikely (as there are other routes) but we may want farm machinery to pass through it. Also, it gives us lots of scope for a Motorhome upgrade :)
     
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    Nice job!
     
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    We have been looking at the feasibility of cutting into the hill at the end of our drive and putting a garage in there....... local council have been very helpful with information and the planning officer and the building regs man came out to have an informal chat (we know them both from when we built the house). If it is a shed under a certain height (which it will be as height is measured from ground level and the drive's turning circle is already cut into the hill) it doesn't need planning and if it is under a certain size it also doesn't need building regs!

    Now we will have to decide how long we are going to stay in this house. I do love this house and where it is - but there are other considerations with family etc. We are in GSBA (Great Scottish B All) and with having seen what happened when my Grandparents were too ill to make their own choices as to housing, and my own parents going the same way I don't want to land our kids with the dilemma. I'd rather move now whilst I can make choices than have the choices imposed on me.
     
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    Fab job....
     
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    Hmm???. A bit big for my driveway alongside my Bungalow I feel. Can`t see the Neighbours or planning going for it. Still???????????????????????????????????.

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    Farmer / landowner per chance ?
    Says it all really ,probably got planning via the back door as an agricultural building ,hay barn or the like.
    Jo public wouldn't stand a chance of building something like that,I live in the sticks and see a multitude of auxiliary buildings going up here there and everywhere ,to be lived in at some point without proper planning.but hey ho if I were in your position I'd ave put a door back and front to protect from the elements.


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    To an airship?

    (c:

    Very nice if you can though, prolly not appropriate for many on here, but will serve you well - make sure the birds don't nest inside it!!!!
     
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    wouldn't we all love a storage place like that ..

    PS.. I think the RCD unit has tripped.. ;)
     
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    I converted our double garage next to our bungalow into a "single" garage. DSC_0594.JPG
     
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    Not the RCD SJ, looks like the MCB
    Nice job, make a nice bungalow in 7 yrs(y)
     
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    Now that makes complete sense (y)
    I built mine 4 metres to the eaves so MH fits in one bay (4M x 10M).
    Total shed floor area is 30m x 10m.

    They really need to be indoors.

    Have you thought about insulating it?... possible by spray foam?
     
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    Not tripped, switched off, I haven't wired the lights yet :)
     
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    :doh:

    1. It's a motorhome ,quite happy outdoors and known to love it
    2. It's got no bloody doors why insulate a tunnel ?



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    Les's brother had this built earlier in the year for their caravan......
    Only they've just bought a mh & had to get the roof raised a foot
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    They collect the mh next week:D IMG_20151017_160941.jpg
     
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    Main Barn.jpg
    I would have put it in here but the Wife insists the Animals need to go inside :(

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    Oh to have the land to be able to have something like your barns. One for our PVC and the other for all Ralph's work plant. ( diggers ,cement mixers ,scaffold etc etc.
    It would save a fortune on paying storage and lock up fees.
    I suppose you could use a jet wash in there , up on the roof too. To give the MH a good clean in all weathers.
    Very envious.
     
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