The first thing to do was get rid of the asbestos roof. Your local household waste recycle center will take asbestos as long as it's not broken and it's double wrapped so the problem was how to get it off without breaking the large 6x2 panels. They were nailed down with spiral shafted dome head nails so a claw hammer wasn't going to do it as we would of cracked the asbestos trying to lever out the nail against it. My dad had a good idea when he suggested hitting a chisel into the roof beams so as to split them down the middle along the line of the nails but that didn't really works either so in the end I went and bought a Dremmel so I could cut the tops off the nails and the panels could be easily lifted away and laid on the floor.
|Later Saturday afternoon|
|Tea time Saturday|
One more massive pile of rubble to shift. All the rocks from the coal-store now needed putting where the garage once stood and they weren't going to put themselves there so that was evenings last week and last weekend accounted for. I managed to organize them into three rough sizes, massive, large - med and small to make thing easier when we need to use them again.
And that was me done in, I've never been so broken, everything ached, arms legs, hands, core muscles I was kind of glad when it finally started raining
The last thing we need to knock down is that concrete block wall on the left hand side so we can build a nice new retaining wall out of the stone from the coal store. The little wall at the front of the house is also going to be re-built out of the coal-store stone and any thing that's left over will be used to tidy up the 'Cornish hedge' in the far right corner. Then we can get the digger in and pile all the topsoil in the back half of the garden in the front half of the garden and find out what level we're going to be building on.
We should have the wall built by the end of this weekend, weather permitting so stay tuned