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Brambling take 2

Category: Barn Conversion Journal May 15th, 2007 by mbc

There’s been some pay-back from the bramble clearing that we spent so many weekends doing.

Nettles! …and where there are nettles there’s soup.

Get over to mwnch ~ eat seasonally for the recipe and get cooking.

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  1. Lynds Says:

    Building inspectors and planners are obviously an important factor in any self build – just wondering how you have found them. Are they open to green ideas? Are they supportive of such concepts as grey water systems etc?


  2. mbc Says:


    Open – yes, Supportive – not really.

    Building regulations are the bible and green concepts have very little weight in building regs, except in regard to energy conservation.

    We have a clean water sewage system – sewage in, clean water out – which environmentally is great, but which presents its own challenges as our man from the council is not familiar with it and so is somewhat suspicious of it and requires us to get environment agency permission for its discharge.

    I think when it comes to green building you need to approach it expecting things to be more difficult and more expensive than a more mainstream solution and you may find yourself pleasantly surprised.

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