Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Building a New Garden Shed - Clearing the Site

25th August, 2015

The old shed had long outlived its purpose. Built in the late 40s or early 50s by previous owners, it was a patch work of corrugated iron, flattened out barrels and reclaimed scrap timber, probably from the yard of a local man who used to collect this sort of stuff from demolished buildings. The roof had leaked for years and no amount of silicon sealant would fix the roof which was peppered with pin holes from corrosion, but now had gaping cavities.
I thought it wouldn't take long to pull the structure down with a hammer and crowbar. However the builders had done a good job, using spiral shank nails to hold the corrugated sheets onto the timber frame. This is probably a lot more secure method of preventing sheet removal by burglars than using TEK screws.

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