Met Office Climate Statistics

It was really rather wet at the plot today – quite a bit of standing water on the track and in the “usual” place for a big puddle, roughly in the middle. Started me thinking about how much rainfall there is likely to be, sizing the rainwater harvesting tanks etc.

There’s a Met Office site which lists average data for different weather stations. The nearest one to the plot is Sutton Bonington, about 10 miles to the East and at very nearly the same height above sea level. The average annual rainfall for 1981 – 2010 is 620.2mm.


I now have an Architect

After much deliberation I have selected Justin Smith to act as my Architect. Justin is a member of RIBA and runs a small practice based at Friar Gate Studios in the centre of Derby.

Justin and his team specialise in residential custom-build projects and have a lot of experience of working with planners and building contractors in the Derby area. They also make extensive use of IT systems for document management and project planning as well as for 2D and 3D design, which should make it easy for me to collaborate with them and to keep up to date with how things are progressing.