Saturday, November 19, 2011

Is it Safe to Sleep in a Garden Luxury Cabin ?

they look so great ,but are they safe to call one as your home

Is it Safe to Sleep in a Garden Luxury Cabin ?
As i work for a company that erects log cabins, they are totally safe to live in. With the right insulation and plumbing and electrics,makes a great place to live.
Reply:Luxury cabins are unsafe. You should by a Utilitarian model with airbags and seatbelts.
Reply:What do you mean by "safe"? If it's properly assembled, it shouldn't fall down around you. It would probably be too cold in the Winter, but it wouldn't be sensible to light a fire in it. What burglar is going to find it worthwhile to rob someone who has to live in a shed? Living in it would probably violate the Health %26amp; Safety laws, anyway.
Reply:You probably couldn't live in one legally - no plumbing, etc - I think building regulations might come into it. You could use it for the odd night though.
Reply:You can put locks on the doors same as a house. But: will you have electricity, plumbing, sewer, heat/cool, etc... ?
Reply:you didn't specify dimensions or optional extras. if the cabin is heated and plumbed then it is safe to live in. a lot safer then other accomodation i have stayed in throughout the globe

What would be the best way of stopping my neighbours children climbing on my garden wall.Would a trellis work?

I am always asking them to keep off the wall along with my own kids. I need to stop them but not sure the best way without cutting down all my light into the garden. Once on the wall they then run across the shed roof, I am so fed up with it. So is my neighbour she is constantly telling them off too.

As i would want to attach to top of wall what would be best way to attach something?

Any ideas appreciated.

What would be the best way of stopping my neighbours children climbing on my garden wall.Would a trellis work?
Try an anti vandal paint... maybe just put it on the shed roof. Its black and sticky and yuckky !!! One dose of that and they wont be back... AND its harmless
Reply:electric fence? barb wire? just kidding, a trellis would work or you could plant dwarf holly bushes around your garden, that would keep kids out but it might keep you out too, they have spiky leaves
Reply:I know some of the countries down in South America lay some wet mortar and then install broken glass and spikes in it.
Reply:NO! trellis makes it easier! Get some metal spikes.
Reply:Kids love a challenge. I have a sure thing, but it does have what I call "an adolescent behavior". A bougainvillea. Definitely a teenager with an attitude! Their first encounter will make a lasting impression (very thorny!)
Reply:Considering some of the answers you've received to your post, I think you'll get more helpful and intelligent advice for your garden wall problem from a Home Depot or Orchard Supply Hardware.
Reply:Put anti climb paint on the top of the wall, you can buy anti climb paint from most D.I.Y shops. That should stop them.
Reply:Barbed Wire!
Reply:Call the police for trespassing. That way if there is any damage you have it documented with the police already that you've had problems with these children.
Reply:Plant pyracantha or bougainvillea on a trellis both have razor sharp thorns.
Reply:BB Gun.
Reply:call the police? I dunno, maybe you can put an alarm system there or something.
Reply:I put trellis on my garden wall the four climbing rose growing up it not only keep the little darlings out they look great in flower
Reply:Try putting something slipery like oil ontop the wall. Better still tell there parents, if they dont stop them report them to social services for being out of controll and not having any parental skills.

Its out of order, they might break your shed, take some of the roof suports out of you shed, then they will fall throu, and put a giant tub of **** inside you shed for them to fall into!

It could be like a tom and jerry cartoon at your house once you've taken all my advice.

Take some bricks out of the wall then it will fall down and there parents will have to buy you a new wall.

You could put wire along the top and grow grapes on it!

Or just thow a buckett of water over them each time them climb onto the wall. Yeah water thats the trick *:) Get a water cannon like the riot police have *;)
Reply:something with thorns perhaps, like a climbing rose or maybe barbed wire, just kidding , well sort of. how about 'hen and chicks' or some other prickly succulants.
Reply:Rugosa roses could be trained up against the wall- they're thorny enough to strongly discourage climbing. Many other climbing roses aren't nearly as tough...
Reply:Pitbull, Rottweiler, Doberman.... any of these 3 should scare the little bastards away!
Reply:it is illegal to put barbed wire and broken glass however much you might be tempted :-) also if you put anything on the wall that might cause them to slip is also legally very dangerous for you. but the anti vandal paint on the roof is a good idea and a notice on the wall to the effect that they must keep off the paint is there and you will not be responsible for any accidents. take some photos of the notice in case they remove it.

having said that, live with it if you can, children climb walls and cross roofs and swing on gates, it is natural ...........and it is great to have young friends as they grow up.......i am going to the wedding soon of one of a pair of twins who was forever coming round for her football.
Reply:how about you just do something with your kids so they dont climb on the roof to get your attention? go to the neighbours and arrange a walk or go for a picnic? they wont be on the roof annoying you or her then.. get a trampoline, buy them chalk , make a den, organise a game they can all play... you cant do the other stuff people have suggested anyway so either do stuff with them or dont look at them when they are up there and then they'll only stop when one of them breaks their neck falling off the wall or roof!!!!!!!!
Reply:Rolled wire or grease
Reply:electrify it
Reply:Start with your own children. Who is in charge? You or them? Quit telling them and MAKE them stop it. Punish them if they do it again so that they will understand that you mean what you say. If they thought you truly meant it, they would not keep doing it. Ground them, take something away from them, do something so that they will learn the consequences of their behavior. Parents are doing their children an horrible disservice by allowing continued bad behavior. What would happen to you if your boss had to keep telling you over and over and over to no avail. You'd get fired! Wake up and raise your children! Quit letting them run you. I guarantee if they stop, so will the neighbor's kids.
Reply:get a gun...haha...nono i didn't mean it....i would talk to their parents...if that doesn't the police
Reply:Beat the crap out of them every time you catch them.

you could electrify the roof top.

you could dig a huge pit and put spikes in it inside the shed and then weaken the roof so the fall in.

all of these are very good ideas.
Reply:Well I sugest 2 things!

1. You can complain to the neighbours parents and ask them very kindly if they wouldn't mind telling their children not to climb up the wall. and Try to bribe them not to (chocolate no TV....)

2. Put prickly pointy plants on top or put a part of a fence on top so once they get pricked no more climbing.
Reply:Obviously, you cannot harm them. So the best way in the long term, is to train a pyracantha shrub along the fence, they will stop climbing when they have scratched there arms and legs a few times.
Reply:Electric fence
Reply:bit of cement mix spread along wall and as its setting stick broken glass into it.....sounds harsh but it might work
Reply:Barbed wire? Some kind of thorny vine?
Reply:a bear trap

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How many storeys high can I build my garden shed. I live on the 54 floor and want it level with my flat.?

It would be so good to step over the balcony straight in to it.

How many storeys high can I build my garden shed. I live on the 54 floor and want it level with my flat.?
Shouldn't be a problem, why not ask your underneath neighbours to help you and they could all have one all the way up to your level, then everyone will be happy!!! lol
Reply:Oh definately, I bring a bottle or two!! Thanks. Report Abuse

Reply:haha your funny! how did you think of such an unusual question? No job i guess?
Reply:I think you are just telling tall 'stories'

Best wishes, Mike.
Reply:You live in a flat and have a garden?

Why not live in the garden and use your flat as a shed?
Reply:You will definitely need to use sky-hooks to hold nit in place.
Reply:Must be an air garden.
Reply:Well it's a bit early to be drinking hard at this time
Reply:I'm afraid its only 1 story. The only sensible solution is to be a massive slide into it.
Reply:well lazy boss man, if your that lazy it going to tak eto much for you to do. LOL
Reply:lol!! funny!!!
Reply:You could install an external elevator and have it permanently sited at level 54 unless you need to bring something up (cement for when you are building the barbeque etc)
Reply:Only as far as 47,you willl have to move,sorry.
Reply:very funny and while your at it go ahead and plant some grass on your balcony, your weedeater will be real easy to reach.
Reply:54 i suppose,,
Reply:Thats so funny, dont forget to get council permission first!

On James Blunt's new album, it says that some of his songs are "live from the garden shed"?

What is the garden shed?

On James Blunt's new album, it says that some of his songs are "live from the garden shed"?
guessing it would be a venue

Building a nature garden?

i live with my folks (due to lack of money, not out of want!) and they have quite a reasonable sized garden. however, they are planning to pave most of it, and what areas they don't pave are going to build sheds and pergolas etc on. i'm getting into nature photography quite heavily, and wanted to attract alot of UK wildlife into our garden, but i'm having trouble finding a way to do this seeing as they're going to be wiping out most of the nature from our garden!! does anyone have any tips on bringing animals into a garden such as this?

Building a nature garden?
Thought you'd like this video from the BBC about planting flowers to attract birds, butterflies %26amp; wildlife. Most flowers that attract birds also attract butterflies %26amp; insects:

Native wildflowers that birds are attracted to are berry-bearing plants in winter, such as cotoneasters, holly, pyracantha and skimmia. Also favourites with birds are natives like crab apples, hawthorn, honeysuckle, rowan, and sunflowers."

The BBC recommends : Guelder rose (Viburnum opulus), Globe thistle (Echinops ritro), Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii), Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum), Marigold (Calendula officinalis), Primrose (Primula vulgaris,) Ivy (Hedera helix) - which provides shelter for birds, nectar in winter and berries in spring.

The daisy family contains many plants that are exceptionally good for wildlife, either attracting insects for nectar or birds and small mammals for seeds.

Ways to attract wildlife %26amp; Garden Habitats:

Plant list (click on each name for more info):

Besides providing native, colorful, nectar filled flowers %26amp; berry bushes %26amp; nut trees ... make certain that there is always fresh water available for drinking as well as for bathing. Wildlife like birds need sunnny areas and they especially need shady areas to perch as well as to build their nests.

Put bird-feeders or bird tables where cats can't reach. Provide nesting boxes for birds %26amp; even bats. These will substitutes for the holes in old trees. Let some of your plants go to seed. Other wildlife will also show up if they have a cozy place to nest along with greens, seeds, berries %26amp; water.

Good luck!!! Hope this helps.
Reply:Add several bird feeders and squirrel feeders. This should keep the wildlife around

Converting my garden shed into a bedroom (mine)?

ok! my shed is 144inch by is made of wood (if that helps) with a tarpauling roof.

so there are the measurements, i dont want to replace the shed, its god ivy groing through in some place, i would really like to know how i should make it a little more tights, so that not too many spiders can get it, or ivy etc,i'd also like to make it a little warmer, i mean i can just paint onto the wood, but heat would be nice ^_^ though i also want it to be cool when its hot weather!

so any sugestions... its just a normal garden shed...but i want to make it a bit

nicer etx =) any ideas? ...kind of like it...but the door is a bit different...and its green on the outside =)

thank you for replys!

el x

Converting my garden shed into a bedroom (mine)?
At a minimum caulk all seams and cracks, and weatherstrip the door and windows. If there isn't a ceiling under that tarpaulin roof, you might want to add one. For better comfort, you can put interior walls consisting of insulation, vapor barrier, and paneling (or drywall), though this will take a few inches of your already narrow 66" width. Window coverings will help retain heat in cold weather.

If you don't have electricity, a catalytic camping heater will give you heat, though you need to have some ventilation with one.
Reply:Put some bug stuff outside the shed. Make sure everything is covered. No holes open! And don't forget to put tight floors! Underground bugs to! Umm....I know they have those heater thinges to put in places like that. But i sort of doubt it because then u got winter storms, rain storm, thunderstorms! And it mostly all depends on the weather and were u live at!

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If my neighbours tree falls on my garden shed,who's liable for the damage?

my neighbour has huge trees in her garden,they are way too big for a small/medium sized garden.They sway whenever theres a strong wind.I'm worried they will land on my garden shed,its a good shed with proper slated roof. One of the trees is right behind it.If it falls on my shed can I sue her for the damage? I dont know her so I cant really approach her or she'll think Im a looney tune,which I actually am anyway.

If my neighbours tree falls on my garden shed,who's liable for the damage?
Your neighbour!!!! you looney tune!!
Reply:Definetly you can sue them because its in their garden and they've damaged your property.
Reply:Yes you can sue her
Reply:Your neighbour would be liable for the damage. If you are worried you really ought to speak to her.
Reply:she has to pay you or take her to Small clams court
Reply:you should be able to claim something
Reply:She will be liable for the damage, your neighbour.
Reply:If any branches are within your boundary you can cut them by law. Also any damage to your shed you can claim damages from your neighbour. I would get a good solicitor to write them a letter and get a tree inspector from council to see if tree is a health and safety hazard. If it is they will cut it down.
Reply:Count the positive aspects of that tree - like shade etc. and not the fear of felling tree. At the most you can have good relations with your neighbour and ask her to get the tree trimmed to the extent that it never falls. Enjoy good neighbourhood.
Reply:She would,be sure you are not in the shed tho
Reply:Depends on the property liability laws where you live. Better to ask a local attorney, than solicit non-profesional advice here, and be wrong.
Reply:If a tree from your neighbours yard falls onto your property and damages your shed,she is liable. i would approach the lady and vioce my concerns you never know she may be a looney tune as well.
Reply:she is and you could sue, you should suggest that she cut it down or trim if your are concerned.
Reply:Depends on the laws where you live. Usually, if it is her tree she has to pay for what it does....I had a neighbors big tree break in half during a wind storm and her insurance had to pay for it's removal and my roof.
Reply:If it was on his side of the fence (assuming there's a fence, doesn't have to be) then he is liable to cough up.
Reply:Yes they are liable
Reply:i think it is RACV or anyone else.
Reply:She would be responsible as it is her tree. You state that you don't know her so you can't talk to her. How long have you been neighbors? I would try talking to her. It could be she doesn't even relize the possible problem and may even be willing to have the tree trimmed to prevent such a problem. She may be a looney tune also and then the two of you can be looney tune's together.
Reply:you sure will be able to claim.

why can't you ?
Reply:If the wind blows your shed up into your neighbours tree are you liable.

Yes, you could probaby make them pay. Laws, because of greedy people like you are passed to keep neighbours from being friends. Don't build sheds in areas where trees might grow.

You can breathe without sheds, you can't breathe without trees.

One other thing, the tree is not right behind the shed, the shed is right in front of the tree.