Discussion Forum now open!

I’ve long considered adding a forum to this site mainly to allow questions to be asked in a general manner rather than tied to a specific post. So, after fiddling about with it for a while, here is the new… Discussion Forum

My Barn Conversion Forum is the place for discussion of sustainable, ecological & environmentally aware building, conversion and renovation projects.

You’ll need to register before you can add comments or questions >> register here

It’s pretty spartan at the moment, I’ve added in a few entries derived from comments on this site – please feel free to post away…all comments and questions (within reason) welcomed.

If you have any problems with the forum or suggestions for improvements then please feel free to add comments to this post.

100th post marks Spring on mbc

Well this is my 100th post on My Barn Conversion and as my solitary clump of snowdrops is flowering (probably has been for a while, but it’s only now I’ve noticed) I’ve decided that after a wet and windy Winter it must be Spring.
spring snowdrops
This site has gone from a standing start, on its first post back in June 2006 to over 3,500 visitors a month with 11,000 page views ~ thanks to you all.

It seems like an appropriate juncture for some introspection so after an appropriate period of naval gazing, I’ve come up with some resolutions as to how things are going to progress around here.

Reviews. More of them, books, products and services. Many of the people visiting this site are looking for information and advice, so that’s what I’ll give them.

Photographs. I started this site with a lot of photographs and used lightbox to allow a visitor to enlarge the thumbnails that I provided. I’ve got a little lazy at this recently but intend to start again.

The steps along the way to our barn conversion An initial intention was to give snippets of advice based upon our experiences under the title The steps along the way to our barn conversion – the advice rather dried up as we went along, but I’ll be bringing it back over the next few weeks.

The MBC Forum ~ coming soon! goes YouTube

I’m always looking for new ways to get the message of this site across, so I’m happy to announce that I’m going to start adding video content via YouTube.

The first video is on the interior of the barn as it begins to take shape. The floor is partially finished, oaks beams are in place and work has started on the first floor. It’s a little dark and gloomy, but not too bad for a first attempt…