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 Post subject: New Man and She cave's
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 11:57 pm 
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Due to only having a short term let on our house Mrs Bling set about looking for a new place, the one she found happened to be owned by the same landlady and was only 3 fields away happy days you may think, while the wife like the place I was more concerned there was no place for my bike and tools.

The new place had some outbuildings but really not fit for purpose. After a chat with my landlady we agreed I could use the buildings if I did the work to refit them :roll: and she paid for materials. I'm not shy of a challenge and decided to under take the task. What has ensued is 5 weeks of some serious hard graft and all done while having to move house as well :) .

We moved house at the end of April and I started work on the out houses 2 weeks before hand. One of the sheds had a collapsed roof and not much of a front to it after ripping that out this is what I had to start with.

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The first task was to install some services in the one without a roof, this involved digging a trench to connect to the waste pipe and finding the water pipe that supplied our house. the trench wound up being 3metre's long and 1 metre deep I had to dig that by hand only 3 days.

Next task was digging out the cobbled floor it had only been down for about 200 years the outhouses would have originally housed pigs so the cobbles were cemented together with 200yr old pig poo 1 mattock and 2 days later.

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After fixing the loose stone work on the wall it was time to tackle the roof I got the steel from the local scrapyard and fabricated it to size and with the help of a local farmer and his tractor got it into place and the added the trusses and the battens for the slate roof.

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Before tackling the other shed it had its own problem left over from its previous farming owners the shed had some asbestos guttering pipes and gully's inside as this had to be removed by specialist due to the local waste site not being able to take it, it was a week before I could start any work in there.

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stay tuned for the next instalment :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:52 am 
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Is it still winter there??
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 4:58 pm 
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Great stuff! Lovely to see old outbuildings being regenerated. It is a hell of a shame so many just get left to crumble and new metal and such crap is installed instead.


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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:21 pm 
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spot on dude, looking forward to seeing this take shape :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:13 am 
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@ LGF we've had our sunny days.
Thanks guys.

So after the asbestos was removed it was time ti dig out the other outhouse and remove the manger

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Then preparation for the concrete floors and added a door and window it was starting to look like a shed now.

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I went for ready mix concrete floor as it saved so much time and made my life easy.

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With the floor in I could then carry on getting the front built, the windows were reclaimed from the old barn adjoined to our previous house as was the door. I made a frame for them to go in and had to hoist it into place with the help of some ratchet straps and rope no farmer's tractor this time.

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With the front sorted on her shed it was time to tackle the 1st floor on mine the floor boards were rotten as was one of the supporting joists as it was the last one I took it out and made a larger hatch to get the bike's up.

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More Later :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:29 pm 
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Floor boards sure made a lot of mess

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with the new flooring up it was time to paint the walls and floor.

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This is how it stands at the moment as you can see there is a big pile of cobbles to see to, these will be laid in front of the sheds hopefully before the Autumn.
As well as paint other door, pane of glass for other window and the insides to sort out. it never ends :facepalm:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:44 pm 
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Yes clive im jealous of all this new space top work man.


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Now that looks like a proper job mate! Well done! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:58 pm 
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Thanks guys it's been worth it landlady's words were "I'm terribly impressed Clive what a brilliant job you've done" which was nice as her initial reaction to me doing it was " I'm putting a lot of trust in you Clive" BTW my landlady is great.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:43 pm 
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You are owed a huge amount for adding this to the place, I hope you have been rewarded.

Great work.


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