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You can put the wood burner *in* the inglenook. Best of both then...

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That's what I have - woodburner in fireplace.  Best decision ever.  3/4 ton would do my whole winter with the woodburner used every evening.

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6 minutes ago, Richard Bernau said:

That's what I have - woodburner in fireplace......

+1, plus central and underfloor heating. We like to  keep toasty and do our bit for the environment. 🔥🔥🔥🥵

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+1 for a wood burner WC. In an inglenook fireplace. Had open fires in the past and its like sitting at a bbq all night lol. Wood burner far more civilised and a lot more heat. We have a thermostatic Godin wood burner we brought back from France. Bimetallic strip at the back regulates air opening and closing. Its just awesome. keeps itself regulated. We use a lot of wood. Probably 10 or 12 cubic metres a year but we don't use central heating all that much. Tiny cottage, wood burner, job done. 

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I'm hearing you guys on a wood burner but we have central heating, can't beat the look, smell and feel of a real fire

Was hoping for a big win and reveal of the lawn this update, we were all booked and ready to take delivery of 100m2, even took an afternoon off for one last session of leveling, but.....

My turf chap called the day before and advised due to the heavy rain we've had he'd recommend leaving it for next weekend as the turf was a bit fragile due to being so wet frown.gif

You'll have to use your imagination to picture what the lawn will look like or maybe someone can Photoshop all the brown soil to a lush green lawn
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After finishing my wall to hide the oil tank, part of the old wall was bothering me as it wasn't now as tall as the new section of wall
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Only one way to fix it, yet more wall building to blend new into old or old into new confused.gif, give it a winter of moss growth and no one will ever know wink.gif
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Finished the wall off with a cement cap to weather proof it, job done and a minor win to me.

I let my OCD get the better of me on this wall as I'd planned to use concrete blocks on the rear face. No one would ever see it but in the end I just couldn't so did the right thing and used up some more stone biggrin.gif

Heating oil tank has a 30 min fire barrier external cladding, required by building regulations as it is closer than the minimum allowed distance to the roof eaves.
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Early this morning the turf fairy left this pile on our drive, 2 pallets or 100 rolls or 100m2 or 1000ft2 of green lushiness

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A sprinkle of fertilizer and one last rake the lawn looked like this

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Mrs WC, myself and WC Jr (yep, we used child labour on this job biggrin.gif) all found it a very satisfying and easy job to do, only took 3hrs from start to finish, done and dusted in time for lunch cool.gif

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It really has made the garden look larger and as we are in England we booked in advance heavy rain for late tonight

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Colour co-ordinates with the roof and the trees 😎

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2 hours ago, Dr Rock said:

Colour co-ordinates with the roof and the trees 😎

thank for reminding me, need to mow  my roof 😂

lawn also matches the garden walls at this time of year 

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Fab work buddy, when we having a rave?

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Cheers Jev, we will rave but you'll probably need a zimmer frame by the time I've finished

Distraction, distractions, too many distractions, all good but nothing that helps progress

This is Mrs WC's side project, all her own work and all I did was help lay the flagstones

Started with this and a rough idea of what we wantedIMG_5243.thumb.JPG.ec1829a111c5838fb3c558b8f5888663.JPG

Then built a 'nuclear proof' base for the stepsIMG_7025.thumb.JPG.56941438f03bccb55aae1a04769bac01.JPG

The the icing on the cake, gentle, shallow steps up to the gardenIMG_7038.thumb.JPG.63898ebd36fb18ca5a9df231d9f017b7.JPG

In other news my old Toyota truck failed it's MOT, the list was long as it's 25 yrs old, my daily driver, covers 20k miles a year

First thought was scrap it, time for me to grow up and buy a sensible German family estate

Then my son reminded me I'd promised we'd keep it going until it reached the moon so I've spent the last 3 days rolling around outside on the driveway ticking off jobs needed for it to pass the MOT

As I refuse to grow up I've added the job of a complete brake overhaul so it's Nordschleife ready for a few laps round in early Jan 😎🤔😂 Mrs WC is not impressed

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