...Turn this lethal combo of badly installed and maintained decking and a tumbledown shed with an asbestos roof into a delightful garden office and potting shed alongisde a beautiful seating area replete with timber raised beds.
Eeep, speaking as someone that has worked at home in a converted outhouse for over five years, don't underestimate the importance of having an insulated roof! I've only just got one and each of the last five summers were unbearably hot, each winter shockingly cold!
January 05, 2009 at 08:55 PM
I am hoping for a green roof (the asbestos obviously has to go) which I hope will be insulating too.
Jane Perrone |
January 05, 2009 at 09:07 PM
Oooh, green roof! Lovely idea. Sedums and house-leeks and all that good stuff ....
Personally, I think that decking really is a disaster and happily helped my neighbours rip up theirs and then took it to the allotment and turned it into raised beds. The number of people who fall over on wet or slimy decking and damage their backs and knees is stupendous.
Allotment Blogger |
January 07, 2009 at 08:48 AM
Ahh.. decking.. very 80's!! You will have an interesting time finding a legal place to dispose of the asbestos. Councils are not very helpful in my experience.
January 07, 2009 at 09:43 AM
When I had the asbestos roof on the garage at my old place replaced (they do seem to follow me around...) part of the cost of the roofing job was the safe disposal of the asbestos, so guessing it'll be the same this time as it won't be a DIY job. Can imagine it can be tricky if you're not a builder to get rid of that kind of stuff. Some rotter dumped asbestos on my old allotment site which had to be removed at considerable expense.
Jane Perrone |
January 07, 2009 at 02:31 PM
That sounds like a big project. Good luck!
January 14, 2009 at 07:36 PM
Hi Jane, I've just come across your blog and seen this thread about an asbestos roof going green... Interestingly I'm working for a client at the moment who has a garden outbuilding with an asbestos roof which I was hoping to cover with a green roof, and put a secondary ceiling inside to protect from any asbestos dust.
Would you recommend getting rid of the roof altogether or is it possible to adapt it and make it safe in the way I've suggested?
I'd be interested in your feedback!
Charlotte Noar |
January 29, 2009 at 03:19 PM
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