Thanks for your advice on this folk. I'll see if I can dig up the planning application first.
Nick, I agree re the concreting of front gardens.
I was having a clear out of the kitchen at the weekend. I came across a few tins of anchovies/sardines/pilchards that the ex was quite partial to. As I'm not a fan of tinned fish I thought I'd follow your lead and put them out front. Gone in about 20 mins!
Sorry Arkady, yes that is the house I'm referring to. It's right opposite my place. They've finished it now and they have disabled badges and no-smoking signs plastered all over the front, so I'm curious about its intended use. I was also disappointed when they rendered the front, after taking the trouble to strip back to what appeared to be very good condition brickwork.
They've mirrored our colouring, which was there before I moved in 6 yrs ago, so I'm not sure how I would take to a retrospective bill for stripping back to brick - although I think the work was before it was deemed a conservation area?!
I was also disappointed when they paved the whole front. They've done a decent job and the skips have now gone, but they haven't dropped the kerb yet. Maybe they're waiting for the council to do it - taking up more parking space - so I'm sure they'll be back.
I've finally taken up the concrete that was covering my front garden, but haven't got the sponds to doing anything properly yet. Any suggestions welcome....maybe new thread?
I looked at the planning application - they got permission on the basis of converting it into some kind of care home if i remember rightly - sheltered accomodation, possiibly for the elderly?
I also couldn't find any reference to not rendering brickwork in the Conservation Area document, though I thought I had seen it there previously. I think there are folks on the committee here who may be able to cast light on that.
You must be pleased that the work is over. They've finally finished opposite me too.
thanks @Arkady, that's excellent.
I am happy they've finished and its a huge improvement on the condition of the property. It must have cost a fortune. They pretty much rebuilt the entire house, digging it out, completely gutting it and replaced every timber; beams, trusses, the lot. They were never particularly intrusive or noisy and we even had a laugh on occasion about how ridiculous the parking attendants' behavior was when you'd try and get something delivered. It was mostly an inconvenience with the amount of parking space they used to take up. However I've since ditched the motor and don't have that to worry about anymore.
On the up side, I guess the residents won't be playing load R&B music or yelling out the window at people like used to happen there. Unless they're deaf offenders...."does that mean there will be noise or their won't be noise?"
I guess that means they'll defiantely be dropping the kerb down then.
Maybe they can prune my roses for therapy when I'm not there - this is sounding better and better!
BTW, they have dropped the kerb down at the new Care Home on FPR. There's no signage yet, so chance it may not be a legitimate one. The more drop down kerbs there are, the more FPR turns into a highway, which is one of the reasons I oppose them. They also pave them so bad for water drainage etc.
BTW bin raid Olympics was falterning las week: there was a piece of home made, MDF, corner stand thingy on FPR and it took nearly 48 hours to go!
I put a dish rack out the other day and it was gone within minutes.
Am having a book clear-out at the weekend so they'll be out on UTP if anyone wants them.
a twenty year old hand blender - gone in hours . it was boxed and even had a recipe leaflet
sorry @Pru - I meant indicating a drop-down kerb ie. don't park across the drive, not that it was a home for the elderly. I have no objection to that, so long as they keep the music down.
It looks legit. I peered in the window and there are a lot of signs warning against residents being found with contraband, too many vistors, etc. As Pru suggests, I don't think it's for the elderly.
Ok, now I'm nervous.
Not only are they taking up valuable parking space, but they're drug dealers as well!!! (exclamation marks justified)
I missed out on a lovely 50's cocktail cabinet on Moray Road the other day. I was waiting til it got dark and someone else flounced off with it!
You snooze you lose miss a!
I put some old plastic bowls in the recycling last weekend and they got swiped. Some people really will take anything.
I know! I will be a shameless daylight scavenger next time.
Someone's just moved out of a flat in my building and left 3 big tellies in the back yard, plus a cabinet. If anyone wants them please come and take them. Whisper me for address.
This morning at 9am there was a piano (battered, but working and pretty) with a sign saying 'please take'.
It's not a workshop but the North Library down in Holloway has a charming upstairs room that they hire out.
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