New Conservatory Confusion.

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New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby Edwards » 29 Mar 2011, 8:34am

I inherited some money from my mothers estate and it was decided that we would use some of this money for a Conservatory.
Now I have a real concern, my beautiful considerate understanding wife. Has started to call the thing "Your bike workshop".
Am I right to be worried ? or should I just be grateful.
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Re: New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby horizon » 29 Mar 2011, 12:20pm

It's for conserving bikes.
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right leg. (G. M. Trevelyan)
PS I always wondered why the YHA HQ was called Trevelyan House. :)

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Re: New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby kwackers » 29 Mar 2011, 12:26pm

I think you're wrong. Kitchens are traditional bike workshops, conservatories are for displaying the fruits of your labour. A sort of 'mantlepiece' for bikes...

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Re: New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby horizon » 29 Mar 2011, 12:43pm

kwackers wrote:I think you're wrong. Kitchens are traditional bike workshops...


I've just forwarded that as a gentle reminder to Mrs H. :mrgreen:
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right leg. (G. M. Trevelyan)
PS I always wondered why the YHA HQ was called Trevelyan House. :)

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Re: New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby Edwards » 29 Mar 2011, 1:00pm

You can not get a bike in our kitchen so I use the living room. I have been informed the kitchen is going to get done by me.
The good lady has already picked a chair for me out there, so kind.
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Re: New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby Mick F » 29 Mar 2011, 2:49pm

I use the spare bedroom, or the decking outside if the weather's sunny.

We don't have a conservatory ..........
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Re: New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby Edwards » 29 Mar 2011, 2:58pm

Mick F wrote:We don't have a conservatory


We do not yet but starting at £3000 including the steel framed floor, it seems like a good idea for our small house.
Somebody wants a bed in the spare bedroom. :|
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Re: New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby Edwards » 3 May 2011, 10:29am

kwackers wrote:I think you're wrong. Kitchens are traditional bike workshops, conservatories are for displaying the fruits of your labour. A sort of 'mantelpiece' for bikes...


Kwackers Err in drawers must have read that, it is now called "Her conservatory". The reason given is "it looks to nice you did to good a job". I did not even manage to get one bike in.

I have been told I can use the kitchen if I change it around and fit new cupboards.

My stress levels have gone through the roof, am back to getting up at stupid o'clock as I can not sleep. Plus got told off by the doctor for not riding the bike enough.

I can not believe how long it takes me to do things, especially as I forget what I am supposed to be doing part way through. Concentration levels have improved as it is now up to 1 hour before I am exhausted from thinking.

I am going out on my bike today no matter how I feel.
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Re: New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby Punk_shore » 3 May 2011, 1:48pm

Have been through the design exercise and decided that the best place to put a conservatory is where the garage currently stands. Have built an extra driveway, just in case I need another garage. 8)
The present problem is how to clear the birds' nests from the loft, so that I can board some of it out. :roll:
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Re: New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby Jonty » 3 May 2011, 1:59pm

Will sunlight not fade the paint? I suggest venetian blinds.
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Re: New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby Edwards » 3 May 2011, 4:55pm

Punk Shore
You will unfortunately have to wait until any chicks have left the nest. Then put up some nest boxes outside near where they get in, then remove any nests and block up the holes.
As you already have the garage with it's associated planning permission it might not be that good an idea to remove it completely.
Can you not replace the large door with windows and add other ones to the side. If you want a plastic roof you could make a feature of the roof beams with Matt black paint and save on the cost of roofing bars by not needing self supporting ones.
Remember for a conservatory not to need planning permission there are some funny rules.

Jonty I wanted roller blinds in my bike workshop. Somebody want vertical blinds in her conservatory. I have spent 2 days trying to fit the stupid things and am still struggling to cut them to size. When I take one apart I forget what I have done and even with another one to copy next to it I still assemble it wrong. My Teddy Bears are getting lots of cuddles.
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Re: New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby bikes4two » 3 May 2011, 5:27pm

I must be very lucky then? I built a new conservatory over the winter and it's fully operational and I did the second bike clean just a few days ago. The first bike clean was on my good lady's bike as her request, so precedence set then! That's tandem riding for you - mutual interests (but not mutual bike maintenance).
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Re: New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby Edwards » 3 May 2011, 8:09pm

bikes4two wrote:The first bike clean was on my good lady's bike as her request, so precedence set then! That's tandem riding for you - mutual interests (but not mutual bike maintenance


We have the mutual interest in riding bikes, I am the one that cleans and maintains all of them. I am still outside doing so having lost the patio.
All I wanted was a roof the be dry.
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Re: New Conservatory Confusion.

Postby Punk_shore » 4 May 2011, 3:27pm

[quote=]"wait until any chicks have left the nest." Keith Edwards

It's OK Keith, the birds all left when the roof was fixed in November. Have cleared most of the nesting materials and am proceeding with the woodwork. :)

Regarding the garage conversion, have found a building technician who says it is "do-able" from a planning viewpoint. The tricky part might be in negotiating a party wall agreement, as the house is link-detached. :? Thank you for your concern.

Am thinking of adding a Monday cycle-for-all to the existing Thursday one. It's nice to work outside for a change. :wink:
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