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  1. Little Karoo

    WHAT'S THE BEST BANK FOR FARMERS?

    Hello Everyone We're thinking of changing Banks as ours doesn't seem to understand Farmers ! Any ideas? Thanks in advance Heather
  2. Little Karoo

    I NEED ADVICE ON HAYMAKING PLEASE !🙈

    Hello Everyone. Clueless Farmers daughter here again, who doesn't want to trouble my poorly old Father. Had quotes of 2.5 - 4k to make 12 acres of hay. Thinking of trying ourselves, particularly as we maybe getting a further 20 acres next year. Can anyone advise what are the best old...
  3. Little Karoo

    CAN ANYONE HELP ME FIND OUT HOW MUCH BARN GROUNDWORKS COST ?

    Getting quotes for a Concrete slab 40 mtrs x 18 mtrs for our Oak Framed Haybarn. It will be used for agriculturul purposes. ( just futureproofing!) We're based in the South East of England and so far the quotes are around 60k inc vat. Seems a lot - or is this what it costs . Can anyone help...
  4. Little Karoo

    ADVICE ABOUT CONCRETE PLEASE !

    Hello All. Would like to lay some concrete as a base for our new agricultural building and also in front. Total area is around 40 mtrs x 20 mtrs. Can anyone advice how to calculate the cost of Ready mix and depth required ? Many thanks from a Newbie !!
  5. Little Karoo

    ADVICE SOUGHT ON A " CHICKEN WAGON "!

    Hello everyone. We are thinking of getting someone to build us a mobile Chicken Coop Trailer on wheels which moves around the fields. Have seen them in Auz & USA on YouTube. Has anyone heard of one & do you think we'll encounter the wrath of the Planners. ( Note that our neighbours called...
  6. Little Karoo

    ADVICE SOUGHT ON A " CHICKEN WAGON "!

    Hello everyone. We are thinking of getting someone to build us a mobile Chicken Coop Trailer on wheels which moves around the fields. Have seen them in Auz & USA on YouTube. Has anyone heard of one & do you think we'll encounter the wrath of the Planners. ( Note that our neighbours called...
  7. Little Karoo

    ADVICE ON REPAIRING EXISTING CONCRETE GATEWAY PLEASE !

    Hello Everyone. We've opened up an old Gateway onto an unclassified road with permission from the Highways Agency. A lot of the Concrete is broken up & we have covered it with Gravel but now want to renew it. Do we need permission for this ? Thanks in advance
  8. Little Karoo

    BUILDING A WALL FROM RAILWAY SLEEPERS

    Just about to start building a 2mt x 12 mt retaining wall to give a bit of shelter ( we have no buildings) I cannot find anything to say we can't. Any advice gratefully received Thanks !
  9. Little Karoo

    RE: ANIMAL SHELTERS POLYTUNNELS. ADVICE NEEDED!

    Hello Everyone Me yet again! Ok - Council told us we must remove our Field Shelters or face enforcement, meantime nowhere to put the Straw etc . Does anyone know if planning is required for POLYTUNNEL/ Animal Shelters . Phoned the Council and they are a bit vague . Can't find any local...
  10. Little Karoo

    SLEEPER WALL UPRIGHTS NEEDED !

    Hello Again. We want to build 2 walls approx 12 mtrs length x 2 mtrs high out of horizontal Oak Sleepers ( needs to look nice as its for Weddings on the Farm) Can anyone think of anything cheaper than RSJs to use as uprights ? Many thanks Heather
  11. Little Karoo

    RE : PRIOR APPROVAL AGRICULTURAL BUILDING

    Hello Everyone. If you put in a 28 day notice , can prove its for Agricultural use , have more than 13 Acres , ensured its further than 25 mtrs from a road , is not being used for Livestock, is less than 500 sq mtrs inc hardstanding - can the Council still refuse on the basis its "...
  12. Little Karoo

    LOAN TO PURCHASE AGRICULTURAL LAND

    Hello . Is there anyone offering loans on Agricultural land. 13 Acres . 25 miles from central London. Please message me . Need 60% LTV Many thanks Heather
  13. Little Karoo

    RE: PRICE OF CEMENT

    Hello Everyone. Just costing out our new Barn and realised we cannot afford Ready mix Concrete ( We need 450 Cubic metres ) Can anyone give me an idea of Cement Sand and Ballast cost . We are buying a large Concrete mixer on a Trailer and have labour ready so it's just the materials. Many...
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