Today's job has been finishing mending an old 1920s shed..part one was making a gulley at the foot along the brick base to take away rainwater runoff.
Then stripping off the dubious looking weatherboard, revealing a bigger job than was hoped.
Uprights had to be fitted in using shelf brackets !
We tried to source new timber, but 5 metre boards are special order only...and would have been nearly £50 for five,plus delivery.
"New" boarding came from a "retired" shed, and all the work had to be done with screws...you can imagine what wielding a hammer near a half rotten shed would have done!
Now it is weatherproof, doesn't lean when you put a hand against it and the end wall no longer moves in the breeze.
Our next job in a month's time is to fix guttering to the shed.
I think our job will cost much less than the £2,000 quotes that the owner received from others but we can understand just why no-one else wanted the job!
Hopefully we'll get paid soon!!