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Weather damaged garden storage

Weather damaged garden storage


Recent weather, including gales force winds last Monday, has resulted in damage being incurred in the gardens. Across the road, the felt has been ripped of the shed and round the corner a fence has blown down. Closer to home the felt was ripped on the roof of the garden storage, adding to the ongoing impact of the West of Scotland weather over the years.

A solution was required. First of all was identifying what was kept in the storage, and what else was scattered around the house (under the stairs, in the kitchen, etc). From this is was decided that more storage was required, and following an internet search, the items below were purchased.

 

 

Mini and Midi "Sheds" prior to assembly

Mini and Midi "Sheds" prior to assembly

Saturday afternoon was earmarked for assembly. First the parts of the mini storage were laided out.

Parts of the mini storage laid out

Parts of the mini storage laid out

Then as assembly started, the weather turned with the wind picking up and a short spell of torrential rain.

Wind blowing parts around in the rain

Wind blowing parts around in the rain

Before the parts got lost they were retrieved, and once the rain finished the mini storage was completed.

Completed mini storage in position

Completed mini storage in position

Despite the weather, a start was made on the midi storage, with once again the parts being laid out.

Parts of the midi storage laid out

Parts of the midi storage laid out

The weather held off until this storage was assembled, and then both units were levelled and fixed to the fence. Not an easy task with the paving and fence both not being level or square.

Completed storage

Completed storage

Final touches included the finding and organising the various items and filling both storage “sheds”, and fitting the padlocks. Fortunately the weather remaining relatively dry – it did rain again, however the showers were dodged.

Now the storage has been worked on, the major task of repairing or replacing the original wooden storage unit can be considered, but that is another day. Repair will require some design work (new roof, felt, new siding planks, etc). It is tempting to go for a replacement.

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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