Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

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GoggleboxUK

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:03 pm

That is stunning! You have to sell her that idea.

Would she be more amenable to additional guest space? Perhaps you could develop a design plan for brick Cycad beds that house pull out guest beds beneath them and have rolling privacy shades on the glass that can be used on occasion of guests staying over?

That glass house would look incredible with a tiled mosaic floor, is she artsy/craftsy at all? Maybe the thought of designing and laying a unique tiled mosaic would give her food for thought?:

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Simba

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Simba » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:44 am

cordyman wrote:love the white painted brickwork simba, how often do you repaint? what brand?
Its "Devon Cream" masonary paint.
I only buy the shed's own brand, and I think I have only had to do it twice in about 7 years... icon_thumright

DAVIDEVANS

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by DAVIDEVANS » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:52 pm

Plenty of used conservatories on Ebay - this one looks similar to your ideas http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/used-conserva ... 3a7e262b94

cordyman

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by cordyman » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:35 pm

Simba wrote:
cordyman wrote:love the white painted brickwork simba, how often do you repaint? what brand?
Its "Devon Cream" masonary paint.
I only buy the shed's own brand, and I think I have only had to do it twice in about 7 years... icon_thumright

thanks mate, having to repaint every 1-2 years put me off, but twice in 7 years!!! wow, the rear of my house is definitely going white this year, instant tropical feel drunken_smilie1

Simba

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Simba » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:14 pm

You can get allsorts of nice colours to make you feel all Carribbean.... icon_sunny

Simba

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Simba » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:18 pm

Could become a lovely bright glass room, ideal from some brick built Cycad beds.
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Somehow have to convince Mrs Simba.... icon_scratch

Nope - This project is a non starter, 'er indoors doesn't like it, called it ugly & crappe....oh well... :roll:

GoggleboxUK

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:35 pm

Gutted for you Kev, that would have been a great addition to your garden.

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Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Steph » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:28 pm

What about just a roof?
Check out verandas on google, there are some interesting ideas.
I want one myself......

cordyman

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by cordyman » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:49 pm

how about a pergola, with a thatch/willow roof?

Simba

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Simba » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:02 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:Gutted for you Kev, that would have been a great addition to your garden.
To be fair, the space I have available is only 10ft across x 6ft deep, I wouldn't have been able to squeeze much in there anyway... :roll:
Steph wrote:What about just a roof?
Absolutely Steph, that was my original idea, but I over elaborated it a bit too much.... :oops:
cordyman wrote:how about a pergola, with a thatch/willow roof?
Yes to a Pergola, that will probably happen as I already had the back up plan to show her...but I will have glass or similar for the roof... icon_thumright

cordyman

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by cordyman » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:19 pm

Simba wrote:
GoggleboxUK wrote:Gutted for you Kev, that would have been a great addition to your garden.
To be fair, the space I have available is only 10ft across x 6ft deep, I wouldn't have been able to squeeze much in there anyway... :roll:
Steph wrote:What about just a roof?
Absolutely Steph, that was my original idea, but I over elaborated it a bit too much.... :oops:
cordyman wrote:how about a pergola, with a thatch/willow roof?
Yes to a Pergola, that will probably happen as I already had the back up plan to show her...but I will have glass or similar for the roof... icon_thumright
be interesting to watch the progress if you go ahead with that! I'm craving a pergola for the decking but would like lots of light to get through, whilst rain proof to sit under icon_study

Simba

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Simba » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:33 pm

Sounds like glass panels in the roof would suit you ideally then Cordy.... icon_thumright

paulrm71

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by paulrm71 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:38 pm

Hi Simba, please could you let me know how your unprotected brahea faired last winter and this one?? I remember seeing your photo of it covered in snow. Thanks, paul

Simba

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Simba » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:56 pm

I don't have any recent pix of the Brahea Paul, but it was fine after last winter, didn't spear pull, and pushed out some new foliage.

It's looking alright now too.... icon_thumright

Kristen

Re: Simba's Blog - Frosty Mornings & Sunny & Shady days

Post by Kristen » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:43 pm

Simba wrote:To be fair, the space I have available is only 10ft across x 6ft deep, I wouldn't have been able to squeeze much in there anyway... :roll:
Except ... when you remove/open-up the wall behind that 6' deep area would just be the glazed front and the the garage behind would add another 15' or so I expect wouldn't it? :lol:

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