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We couldn't interest Kevin McCloud in our barn conversion, so we went one better, a blog. You can follow our progress as we turn what was the kitchen of a medieval grange in south Devon into a home for a family of four. I will attempt to answer any questions, so write away!

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Abbot's Ash under-exposed

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24th Jan 2006, 14:08   comments (0)

The second barn has a lot of front

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24th Jan 2006, 14:06   comments (2)

First floor again, looking east and light from the large window on the left

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25 January and the first foor is no more. Pix to follow asap. It looks amazing, The whole beautiful barn revealed in all its glory - cracks and all. Plenty of firewood, from the beams, for the winter too. BT called to put in phone.
24th Jan 2006, 14:05   comments (1)

Inside, first floor, looking west before the floor is removed

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24th Jan 2006, 14:04   comments (0)

Our part of the shed - the bit without the roof - will be coming down

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24th Jan 2006, 14:03   comments (0)

And their skips

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The rubble from the ground floor starts filling the skip and there's much more to come. Noel has kindly offered to ship some away in his trailor. The concrete ground floor will take some hard graft to get through.
24th Jan 2006, 14:02   comments (0)

The builders are in and their vans have come along too

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It's Tuesday 24 January 2006 and the builders are in, with their loo! It's been a long haul, but at last we are on the final stretch. The weather has been fantastic today, cold, but sunny and the garden is a sun-trap. All in marked contrast to the forecasts of the big freeze.
24th Jan 2006, 14:01   comments (0)

Our first building project in the foreground

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Well, it was the least I could do for M 'n' M.

It was a bright sunny day when this picture was taken, but the barns do get a surprisingly high amount of sun considering their relatively secluded position.

We have sat on the steps on the right hand side and enjoyed the warmth.
30th Nov 2005, 15:50   comments (2)