@ Gandalf, I am going to check it out to make sure,. This was told to me by our local head building inspector but....I have been told that this may not infact be the case, or not enforced. With my grandkids though, its not such a bad idea to have anything they could run into or fall against in something alittle more forgiving than thin glass. I'm thinking of using the glass in the roof and gables. @ Curramore, These are quite old trees and have alot of different types growing. They have certain ones that are pollinators that have been allow to grow without coppicing. I'd say they are probably a mix of every type of hazel you could lay your hands on. Now that I have finally finished the summer work, I have the time to get back to this and will ask. @Chookie, yep, I will definitely post pics of it on my photoblog. I doubt that I will have the time to build it this summer.(technically, we are already into autumn and I have 2 1/2 months before the winter season starts in the begining of May, so, I expect to get it pulled down and stored over winter and have this as a major project for next spring/summer. I have just finished with the summer work thank goodness. The contract was up on friday, but I had the option of doing next week as well. I had to tell them I just have too much to get through before the winter season starts. I do so hate turning work down. Luckily they know me well and understand that I would normally stay through to see everything tied up. I need to sit down with a builder friend to go over what I want to use all the framing for. All going well. I will get the kitchen and dining room where I always wanted it as well as my office AND the glasshouse. All going well, you'll see the lot in the not too distant future. And best of all I am off alternate weeks and back on every week with my 'day'job.....and the boss came up to me today and asked if I was interested in picking up another contract with a mate of his. Just got to get hold of him on monday and work out the details. Oh YES!!!! I mentioned to the 2 I/c at the nursery, that I had been wanting to ask the big boss if I could make use of the fallow beds for growing my soy beans and a few other thing that I just did not have the space to grow at home...sort of checking out the lay of the land. It will take a while, definitely not this year, but maybe next. I just dont have the space to grow enough to make a decent amount of miso for example or flour corn,or.....alot of things. There may be security issues etc but I am quietly confident that we will be able to help each other out. On another subject, I have been looking at what I eat again and realised that I enjoy having muesli for breakfast. I really like the idea of growing the things I eat but realise that I just cant grow my oats for my muesli.....but, i just might be able to grow some of the other things that go into making it up...like the pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and peanuts...and of course, fruit. I had emailed Kings seeds to ask them if they were able to source the hull-less sunflowers I had heard about but, didnt hear anything back, until I read the latest gardener magazine. Lo and behold, they now have hull-less sunflower seed for sale. Yes!I need to get some for the next growing season!! I have the Austrian oil seed pumpkin growing in the roadside garden again this year. It occurred to me that I didnt need to worry to much about the dried fruit I had always enjoyed cos I seem to have a shit load of fresh fruit that gets put in it too. What I have been doing is buying the rolled oats when they are on special as well as a bag of mixed nuts and dried fruit to make my own muesli. It works out alot cheaper than buying the pre packaged stuff. I told my brother about this when I was up for Christmas and now he is doing the same thing. I'm looking forward to being able to take this that next step further. Almost halfway there for at least one meal per day, and if my idea with the nursery works......that might be even better.Be great if I could grow all the oats I need too.