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    Hempcrete insulation

    Heritage asset so pretty strict. I do want to insulted tho. At the bottom of this valley it is always 3 degrees lower...
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    Hempcrete insulation

    Thanks for this..very useful. I've put a lot of effort into the pointing inside and out. Nicely sealed.
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    Hempcrete insulation

    Thought it was....
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    Hempcrete insulation

    Yes got planning but waiting on regs drawings. I guess building control will chip in then. Pretty sure I would have a big fight if I chose not to insulate...
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    Hempcrete insulation

    Great advice...thanks. I will look into this. Damp is an issue as 2 sides of the barn ate sunk into the hill. ..
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    Hempcrete insulation

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    Hempcrete insulation

    Just wondering if anyone has experience of using hemp as insulation or the latest innovation of spray on hempcrete. I am toying with the idea of insulating my small mill conversion with spray on. An architect up the road did it and you get a wonderful natural look. Also no messing with batons...
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    Allotment on my boundary with no planning.

    My mill is still a ruin after 3 years 🙈... so it's still pretty. No money or time....but trying. A good read is your post. Interesting seeing the different views on here. Funny that my post has resulted in them getting a donation 😄. I predict delilah will be sending them a poly tunnel next 😉...
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    Allotment on my boundary with no planning.

    So I am in talks with these people. They are happy to discuss and admit the plastic is a dilemma to them too. Please be aware I am simply trying to get a balance here. If they cover all 12 acres in plastic it seems a shame. A nearby allotment has a row of fruit trees between each set of beds to...
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    Allotment on my boundary with no planning.

    Indeed the valley was full of Mills along the brook making cloth and all sorts. I have lived in the town 15 years and the valley 3.....maybe that = 5mins... I have reintroduced sheep to the valley....so not really keeping it unproductive. I think it is good that so many people enjoy the space...
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    Allotment on my boundary with no planning.

    Yes maybe it will. I'm sure the 5 owners have different ideas. My sheep would love to sneak on there....
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    Allotment on my boundary with no planning.

    5 ladies own the field above me (top right in photo). They are doing a bit of rewilding, outdoor yoga, praying around trees, and the latest is a community garden to sell vegetables in town. The land was/is permenant pasture. It is now becoming covered in bodged poly tunnels, raised beds...
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    Mid Tier Capital Claims

    An issue I found was that once you submitted a claim, you had to wait until it was completed/paid until you could make another claim. I find they take 6 weeks if no issues. So its frustrating waiting to do your next one. Try and claim for numerous things at once if you can.
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    Fertiliser on Countryside Stewardship Options

    If its anything like their capital items, they will want to see receipts and photos!! When inspected they may ask for evidence too...
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    Is my grass growing?

    Dohh...poor search skills
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    Is my grass growing?

    😃 unlucky!! Let's hope we get a bit more...
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    Is my grass growing?

    So we've had above 10 degrees for around a week now (Gloucestershire)and I'm fairly sure my grass is growing. Wish I had measured it a few days back....Or am I going mad? I really hope it has done as the sheep would be most pleased.. Anyone else seeing new growth? Looks like the cold is back...
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    Your current weather.

    Creosote was dripping down my fence posts today!!! Sunny and very warm in Gloucestershire ..12deg maybe. Do you think the grass grows in this? I know it stops at 5deg. Pretty sure I can see a bit of growth....
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    My sheep have lost me my mortgage!

    Well the AMC have been very helpful so far. They just about recognize my 40 ewes as a business so I can put in an application (My full time job is essential). I have a meeting with their local rep soon. Sounds like a 1.5% setup fee which includes the valuation. Hopefully I wont be tied to...
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    My sheep have lost me my mortgage!

    It's very difficult to borrow money to buy fields or do self builds. I do recall speaking to the agricultural side of my bank barclays, but there was some kind of issue...
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