When reviewing all the planning and mortgage conditions we realised that the drilling for the mining survey had been done in the courtyard rather than the area where one of the barns had collapsed therefore in the wrong place.The temptation was to just ignore it as the drilling took place actually only about 5 metres away from the proscribed location. However, as much as you can reason that the building collapsed due to poor construction methods (no foundations, thick concrete first floor) and general lack of maintenance over the years including leaking roof and no guttering, if it had been caused by mining we might find ourselves in a difficult position with the coal board. So, to cut a long story shorter, another 30m hole has been drilled, but this time in the right place. We haven't seen the report yet, but fingers crossed they don't find anything. Incidentally, this is one bill we haven't had to pay - I wish this was the case for a few more of them.
Drilling rig on site (again). This time drilling in the back garden rather than the courtyard.
Once again I can report absolutely no building progress. Hopefully this is all set to change later this week, although with all the delays that we have had I will believe it when I see it. We have a little bit of brick sorting, stacking and cleaning progress which has been done most definitely not by me but by Mr Barn himself.