Wednesday, 12 May 2010
A good morning
Yesterdays political drama was of historic moment and so today exhausted from the fray (I like the sound of that) it is back to work in the real world. The Bothy shown above is third on my list of buildings to restore and today the architect is due to meet me to go through his drawings ( I don't like architects!) The bothy was built in 1850 and had a brick kitchen extension added sometime around 1900. we plan to replace the brick extension with a larger one built in matching sandstone while extending the back room (apple store) to create a downstairs bedroom suitable for someone with limited mobility. The building is of quite simple design although it does have a Tudor style door and some similar shaped windows and so we hope any additions will compliment the existing details. The architect will today show me how we will include underfloor heating,biomass and air source heating into the overall scheme (green...who me?) So all being well we should start the build process bureaucrats allowing sometime before the end of the year.