Monthly Archives: December 2014

Open doors

The first of our doors have been made and installed, linking the main barn to the would-be registry room. It looks fantastic so thanks to Adrian and the excellent craftsmanship of his firm On-Wood Products, and Nigel for putting it in on his … Continue reading

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Biomass appeal

The boiler room is complete and the underfloor heating commissioned in the barn using a minimal amount of woodchips before a main delivery via this rather large lorry. In total the ‘hopper’ – a large tank which automatically feeds the … Continue reading

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Festive lights

We’re very lucky to have St Peter’s next door and even luckier that it’s lit up over Christmas – our very own festive illuminations.

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Christmas peace

The contractors have packed up and gone for Christmas and I’ve had a clear-up round the barn. After the whirlwind that has been the past few weeks, it’s peaceful at Copdock Hall where we’ve got a few days to relax … Continue reading

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Draining away

It’s something we take for granted, but ensuring rainwater runs off to the right places is vital if you are to avoid puddles, boggy ground and damp. Gradually we have replaced the existing farm drainage and replaced it with a modern, … Continue reading

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Majestic

We’re blessed to be able to look out of our lounge window and see beautiful St Peter’s Church as and when we like. In winter it looks majestic, as it has done for centuries.

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Early morning glory

Up early this morning to see Jack Frost had visited. The grounds were hard but the sun was creeping up, casting winter rays on the orangey-red brickwork. Despite the debris around the barn, the barn looked gorgeous.

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All furnished up

Amid the mess and debris of the courtyard, the tables and chairs arrived. I cleared out one of the stables to make way for the furniture, the provision of which will be included in the overall price. In total we’ll … Continue reading

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Adios roofers

There were a few hiccups along the way but the roof is now done and a little dusted. Mark admitted it had been a challenge with the cement boards and insulation but he and his team have done a grand … Continue reading

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Looking smooth

All the barn has now been screeded and awaiting the underfloor heating engineers to do their stuff. The boiler is in place but they need to test it and crank it up – leaving it on a low heat so … Continue reading

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