So last week was spent 3 days taking the old garage down, which meant fun with a kango hammer!
So most of this year will revolve around getting this building up and fitted out, as ever we are on a tight budget so will be look at how we can fit both spaces out for as little as possible but still keeping them looking good. We will also be trying to make as much use as possible of any waste, we saved three quarters of the concrete blocks from the old garage to reuse as a retaining wall which Rich will build. We saved all the old wood that came from the old garage, the door frame, lintel and roof timbers, these have all been cut up for our log burner, we'll also be saving any waste wood including pallets from landfill once the build starts. In the long term we have some ideas about fitting this building out with solar panels but that might have to wait a few years!
As part of hooking the garage up to the house electrics we also have the pleasure of having to dig a deep trench for the cable all the way from the house down to the garage, all 50 meters of it! Part of the prep for this has meant removing part of our box hedge up by the house something I've been considering for a while anyway as it will gives us more room on our little patio.
So some more back breaking days ahead but hopefully it will all be worth it in the end! Exciting times!