In the summer of 2020, having no building or home improvement experience to my name I decided to do some home improvements. With a friends son I put in some new garden fencing, repointed the stone driveway and refurbished the woodwork of the garden bench and table. Emboldend by these accomplishments I felt ready for a much bigger challenge; the construction of a building at the bottom of the garden to provide me with a workshop, gymnasium and bike storage facility. This to be done with my own hands and those of my friends son!
There were 3 obstacles in the way - 2 trees and my lack of knowledge / experience. One of the trees was a large Bay leaf tree, located where I wanted to build and the other a more substantial Ash tree located next to where the building foundations would be.
to be continued!