Plenty of Potential……
We bought the barn and woodland in December 2019 with the idea that the barn would become storage and HQ for Capability Events our party planning company. Then CV19 hit and we went from 100 events a year to none. Something had to change.
Checking the lorry fits
Proving to ourselves we could get our big event lorry into the barn both under the roof and around all the steel pillars.
Striping off the old roof
Using our local building contractor and his massive digger we ripped off the old leaky cement fibre roof and straightened up the frame of the barn. The old, thin, concrete floor was pulled up and mashed into tiny bits to make the base for the new floor.
Pouring the concrete
Once the concrete precast walls were secured in place the concrete pour could start. 6 inches with fibre stands providing the reinforcement to stop it cracking under load. We resisted the children’s request to see if the concrete would set around their wellies….
We went for a super smooth finish to the concrete floor to make moving flight cases and forklifts around really easy and of course it was the ideal surface for testing the company Ferrari.
Molly checking out the strength of the roof beams just after the security door and roller shutter had been fitted.
The Lorry Fits!
Unloading the first of the flight cases – and then….. CV19 arrived and everything stopped. So we put our heads together and decided that now we had a super secure barn and storage planning permission we would offer storage and Keep Safe Storage was born.
King Of The Castle
Charlie stands on the massive mound of stone that was laid outside the barn to help with the parking.