This morning the Today programme ran with the headline “£1/2Million to save Roald Dahl’s writing hut”. I woke up thinking ‘how can that be’?

Possible scope of works:
Legal fees including planning consent, party wall agreement (if hut leans against neighbour’s fence) and the blue plaque commission
Treatment for wood worm, rising damp and termites
Underpinning to counter subsidence
Stripping out of original timber superstructure and replacement with green oak structure
CAT5 wiring
Measures to bring hut up to Code for Sustainable Homes Level Six including:
External insulation
Draft proofing
Heat exchange
Biomass boiler
Solar-thermal water heater

Pogen Pohl minibar
Arm chair reupholstering
Making good

Why not ditch the hut and build an extension?