I am a new member as of today, having had the idea to join, from some of many google searches. I am currently trying to carry out my masters thesis, catchily entitled, "the high number of derelict rural houses in Northern Ireland is an unharnessed resource, and a potential solution to unstutainable one off developments in the countryside....." and I also go on to discuss my belief that NI planning policy does not seem to do much to encourage sustainability through this type of development. I have come to a bit of a rut in my brainstorming and need a some fresh thoughts.
There seem to be a lot of people on this discussion site who have very intelligent opinions and I was wondering if any of you would care to give me some of your feedback on my topic. Any form of comment will probably be helpful, all will be appreciated.
Have any of you undertaken restoration of an old building and experienced any difficulty or found it to be a great success?