So my wife has been asking me to get on with the garage that we had planned to build last year and I suppose that I’ve been putting it off and putting it off because the whole process simply looks daunting to me and I really just didn’t want to get started with it at all. At the end of the day I never ever claimed to be good at DIY or any kind of manual work if I’m honest as its just never been my thing I’m more grey matter !
But by huge coincidence our neighbours had been having some work done on a conservatory and they had a whole team of workers and builders in place and they seemed to be doing a pretty tidy job which lest face it has to be even better than any kind of recommendation no matter how much you trust the person giving you the heads up .
These guys were already pretty busy and couldn’t fit us in till much later in the year so this at least gave us time to get all the planning permission in place and they advised us to use a local architect business in Blackpool so we contacted Matt and he came out to see us and straight away I was confident that we had the right man for the job , he just knew instinctively what it was that we wanted and he was very reassuring that he felt we would have no problem securing planning permission for our project.
After our discussion the plans were drawn up and Matt as part of his fee presented the plans to the local council planning department who turned the job around in just over six weeks . We were over the moon when the planning decision came in and the guys who had been working next door had us booked in for the job later on this year in December.
The building company go by the less salubrious name of Blackpool handyman and after hearing the name of the company I was amazed to see the range of work that these guys do . everything from putting up a curtain pole to fitting kitchens and beyond !
So we are set for December now and then no more leaving the car in the street which I’m very happy about and we can get all the bikes and car parts out of the house which will save us up quite a bit of room . The wife will hopefully leave me alone for a bit and I can get back up to the Highlands to do some more walking and enjoying of the local brew.
Until next time .