New Coat for an Old Lady
Friends, the recent snow we had in April
seemed to get everywhere.
And not just outside, anywhere it could!
Putting up the weather boearding
In places there was around 5 cm of snow inside, where it had blown in through cracks! (It did not melt because there was a long power cut and no heating) Once the snow had melted we assessed the worst of the problems and decided that we would need to put a complete new skin on the old stables, where quite a lot had got in.
Comparing the old and new
We started at the most exposed end the west gable and gradually worked around
Last part to go
We have now nearly finished the job. One of the last things was the angle flashing, which came yesterday from TAS building supplies. http://www.tasbuildingsupplies.com/ (Fantastic service delivered when they said. ) They just need to be screwed in. These will stop the wind (and snow) getting in under the roof panels. Then finish off putting the wood preserver on the new weather boarding, and hopefully it will be good for another 20-30 years.
The end result
Once finished it blends in with the shrubs. This is my ad hoc update and diary describing how I am developing our garden at Trostrie Cottage in Galloway. You can see the garden for yourself if you book a self catering dog friendly holiday @The Shieling which is attached to Trostrie Cottage http://www.trostriecottage.co.uk/
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