Buildings | Regulations | Sheds

Do you need planning permission for a shed or outbuilding?

Well, it depends… In the UK, usually you don’t need planning permission because putting up a shed or outbuilding is classed as ‘permitted development’ which allows outbuildings up to a certain size to be built without planning permission. However, do check with your local council – for example where I live, permitted development rights have been revoked,…

Writing

Walking on a Perfect Summer Evening

I originally wrote this on June 30th 2015. An evening walk became very mindful and I really thought about the things around me. It’s been a hot summer day. As we walk down a tree-lined path, you can ‘smell’ the cooler air – thank goodness for trees and the welcome shade they provide. The scent…

Buildings | Mobile

Black Dog Carpentry Tiny Homes & Wagons

Black Dog Carpentry are a small collective of woodworkers and makers based in Devon. They create wagons, furniture, sculpture and other joinery. It was the wagons that first caught my eye, and here we’ll talk about “Joe’s Wagon”. Joe’s wagon was built on a standard trailer chassis. He used a lot of recycled materials, including…