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Drivey Cottage

Saturday, October 31, 2015


Old fashioned timber horse boxes look awesome so we want to recreate that look. As you probably saw in the first entry, this box is presently clad with plywood - this will clearly not do.

Once the frame has been stripped and treated we will be looking to apply new timber cladding, before insulating and skinning the interior. Along the way we will have to have pinned down electrical, water and gas plans so that any necessary cable and pipe can be put into place.

All that aside - isn’t this seared larch cladding1 lovely!


The New Van

Recently Lindsey and I bought a van.

This van.

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We will, over the coming weeks and months, be converting this into a new home for us.

A former horsebox, the new van is essentially a blank slate with very little inside apart from stalling for four horses. The first stage will be to strip all the plywood cladding off before stripping the frame to deal with any bits of rust and repainting. The cab also has a few bits of age-related rust and wear which we will address at the same time.

I will try to document the process here, if only for something to look back on when I’m trying to remember exactly what it is that wire does.