Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:51
Unfortunately our garden borders two sides of the extension and the third side is very visible from another part of our garden, there really is no way of escaping it. Unfortunately it is two storey and looks like a cross between a giant shed and a children's play fort! I think wood can look good on buildings but this one has been poorly designed and just looks plain wrong on a Victorian cottage. I seriously suspect that if the Planners saw how it actually looks built, they would have had second thoughts of passing the plans in the first place.
Trellis and climbers unfortunately won't go anywhere near screening it, if it had been single storey we just wouldn't really have a problem with it. I think mature trees or large shrubs are the only way to go.