Saturday, January 04, 2014

New shed!

A week before Christmas we got a new shed. The old one, which is brick-built, has a leaky roof, and anything stored in it had a tendency to go mouldy. But, as it's attached to the garage, and there's asbestos in the roof, there wasn't much we could do about it without having a hugely expensive rebuilding operation. So, the interim solution was to get a new shed, and site it somewhere that hasn't really been used much up until now.

This is the space between our house and the house next door, which I'd used a bit for growing vegetables, but it didn't really get enough sun, and was wasted space, so it seemed like a good idea for a shed to be there instead.

I spent quite a lot of time in  October and November clearing weeds away from this area:

Reconstructing the vegetable raised beds into one taller bed, digging up the old compost heap in the corner (created by a former owner of the house!) and re-siting all of our existing compost bins:

Moving piles of bricks and lumps of concrete. Then the builder came and began construction of a proper base for it:

Filled with concrete (the OH banned me from writing "Daisy woz ere" in it.)

Laid weed-suppressing membrane around the edges of it, with gravel on top:

And then the shed was delivered, and looks fantastic!

We ordered some shelves to go with it too - so much more storage room than our old shed!

I can't believe it's finally here!


Una said...

That shed is a tardis....bigger on the inside than the outside. I have been known to write in cement whenever we do any building work. Handprints are good as well.

Heather said...

That looks a fabulous shed! I love the shelves. So have you filled it up yet?

Sue H said...

Looks smashing!

I trust you have planned what's going in there? Both our sheds have been submerged under crates of 'stuff to keep' as an over-flow solution to de-cluttering the house! Oh, how I long for the day when the various members of the family finally reclaim or dispose of it all!

Miss LindaLee said...

What a difference in that area of your yard, and the shed looks great. I love it when projects work out well. Have a wonderful new year.