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  1. bankhouse builder

    Buying a new Sawhorse

    Have you seen the timber croc ones my mate got one as he cuts pallets up just put one corner in the jaws and cuts away looks a good bit of kit bought it on line from some firm in wales cheaper than buying direct from firm
  2. bankhouse builder

    Building a shed and a house

    The easiest way would be to buy some land get planning for some agricultural buildings then go down the conversion route of one of them to a dwelling the only thing you need to make sure is the one you plan on converting is structurally strong enough that is one thing you will have to prove so get a structural engineer to design that one and not an off the peg agricultural building. Financing it is an area which all depends on which bank you are at. I am currently looking at swapping mine as they are been stupid on development finance even having a proven track record for a very long time and having considerable money generating assets. Good Luck
  3. bankhouse builder

    handling loose logs

    I sell mine in bags and have looked into various ways of reducing handling . I split them into crates which I make out of free pallets they are 8ft x4ft x 4ft they hold about 5 or six bags . I find they dry better in crates and I can move them round easily with the forklift . To empty the crates I can remove one of the sides and handball into the bags I find this leaves us a very clean sample which is appreciated by the customers
  4. bankhouse builder

    Traditional timber frame

    The old rule of thumb is 1/2 an inch per foot of span plus 1 inch therefore to span 10ft you would need a 6x2 this is for floor joists and roof timbers I know there will be exceptions and different loadings but for most housing situations this works.
  5. bankhouse builder

    Beech logs in Hucknal Nottingham

    Hi Ben Could send a hook lift trailer for them I fetch the logs from steve's so if you need a job clearing we would be happy to help rather than cart them back to the pile for us to clear away. Steve has my number if you need to contact me. Regards John
  6. bankhouse builder

    Stiga Outfront mowers

    I looked at the stiga but my fitter said the decks were prone to rot so went for the husky version been brilliant if you have some steep banks then yes go for 4wd I have just one area which sometimes it struggles . Think the husky were a tad cheaper as well
  7. bankhouse builder

    CIS tax questions

    another point is if you are involved with paye as long as you get the cis statement you can offset the deduction against your monthly return
  8. bankhouse builder

    What genny to buy?

    I agree with the honda option but can be a bit thirsty if using for a long time. I have got a lister 5kva will run all day on a gallon of cherry. If you are building something around it why don't you sound proof it a good thickness of rockwool sound quilt should help
  9. bankhouse builder

    Timber and Woodchip Drop - Sheffield.

    which side Sheffield could take it all if my drop off is near enough s42 6ay
  10. There are so many variables on this question. soil plasticity foundation type foundation depth If there isn't any damage at the moment have you got room to install a root barrier. I installed one on a house which was an insurance right off. It was successful the house was built on a raft and the raft was flexing. The trees causing the problem were already there before the house was built and were in an adjoining woodland which had a tpo on everything. So the only option was to protect the property. The engineer on the job made us dig a 450 wide trench 1mtr below the root level we lined the sides with visqueen then filled it with concrete up to ground level. There was some serious cracks these were monitored for about 4 years in which time the they had closed up and the movement had stopped.
  11. bankhouse builder

    Hp required for 30/40 tonne Balfor/Posch splitters

    The posch 30 tonne wants 28kw which is 37hp I run a 20 ton splitter on a 65hp tractor and have stalled it so your tractor will be working hard but that isn't a bad thing you wont get your bores glazed up
  12. bankhouse builder


    Obviously you have had a bad experience but don't tar everyone with the same brush. I am involved with a business that has been letting properties out for nearly 30 years our longest sitting tenant is on their 20th year with us they are like family . We have also built and let some local needs housing in the village which I grew up in for the over 60s. So to go about throwing abuse at people who you don't know and has worked hard for what they have got and are just trying to support themselves and family in their old age. The property which I mentioned was in that bad a state you wouldn't have got a mortgage on it so I haven't bought a property which a first time buyer would have gone for but now if I decided to sell it a first time buyer would be able to get a mortgage on it. Like people have said their are good and bad tenants and landlords.
  13. bankhouse builder


    Mine too eggs I have already got one that I rent out that brings 5k a year in and it is earning from day 1 There is some work with the renting but you are not lining the suit pockets. My advice to anyone is to either buy new or a wreck and gut it you will have many trouble free years and can be picky with your tenants. I let mine through an agent who finds me a tenant then I manage the money and day today things myself. I know 3 financial advisors and they all have a good life with not a lot of work and they all have some property investments.
  14. bankhouse builder

    New branch logger in action

    Good idea I think Cpl did a trial with something similar years ago like an instant fire theirs had kindling coal and fire lighters in a paper bag just put a match to it. I think a couple of fire lighters and a bagfull of loggings and light the bag then maybe be some plain bags with no lighters just throw on no mess?
  15. bankhouse builder

    Increasing unseasoned timber sales discussion

    I am going to try some of my customers with a season yourself offer this spring. I split throw into some timber crates then have to bag and deliver would be much simpler to just split into a bag and deliver. It would also help me as you could do some deliveries summer evenings than trying to get everything done at weekends in the autumn. From end of September I seem to be doing 7 days a week with my regular work and logs. Things always seem easier when the sun is shining. The other benefit to me would be I have less logs to store in my yard.


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