It never rains
It never rains but it pours.
I may have just posted regarding the empty fuel tank but I forgot to mention:
The insurance company will not pay up for my roof.
The assessor visited a week or so ago and I finally found the time to take a look at the portal where you can track your insurance claims. It said what I thought it would say, this was they wouldn’t cover my claim as my roof was badly covered with old and tired felt. This felt had been loosened by the decaying timber it was attached to – this timber having decayed due to the badly fitted leaking felt – and although the roof felt had blown off in a storm the attrition of the dampness etc. was the reasoning behind the damage, so wear and tear not being a valid insurance reason this then negated my claim to some desperately needed money.
So re-felting is the least of my worries with this, the roof timber is rotten and needs to be replaced too so this could get expensive.
Everything in the garage is sodden now too, luckily this is mostly rubbish but I am saddened to see my large and expansive collection of cardboard boxes now unusable.
Yes I am that sad 🙂
I reckon I need to get it done, but in for a penny in for a pound, this could be an opportunity to get something done. You see I have a cunning plan, the layout I believe is completely wrong, the double garage is in the middle of my outhouses and means that the drive has to run right through the centre of the middle of my rather small garden. I reckon that a much better layout would be to lift the roof of the workshop on the left hand side of the outhouses (to match the garage roof height) then to increase the workshop depth to match that of the garage too. I reckon that this workshop is as wide as the double garage and if this was done it would be a suitable double garage and would then free up the double garage to be the workshop.
So although this could be expensive, the workshop on the left would be the double garage, the drive leading up to the double workshop would be on the left hand side of the garden and would mean a much bigger garden. I could then fence off the garden and have a much bigger garden and what was the double garage would now be in the garden and could be used as a studio or a workshop.
If I could get Alan to draw up the plans and set the garage and workshop roofs at a good pitch then that would mean I could perhaps put a tiled roof on both of their roofs and I would be out of felt roof owners club.
The garage would be expensive but it wouldn’t necessitate an entire garage, the walls at the back and side would have to be raised, the left hand wall would have to be extended, but the central wall would serve as the wall for both the old and new garages. I reckon I could get it done at a reasonable price.
It does mean that I’ll have to get planning permission though, the lifting of the back wall could cause some consternation.
The entire problem with all of this is the money, the tanks moving/securing is going to cos cash and the garage is going to cost cash. I don’t have the cash, hence a bit of a problem.