We have been really lucky with an extended summer this year but now is a great time to ensure everything is ready for the winter ahead.
Be sure to check roofing felt/Onduline is fully secured and hasn’t perished. You don’t want to see daylight when you look up from the inside of your building.
The fixings on guttering can come adrift with the weight of autumn leaves and can block up. Free flowing rain water from the gutter downpipes can be collected in a water trough for animals. It’s a shame to waste natures’ gift.
If you don’t have electricity in your building and want to avoid tussling with a torch, there are some great solar LED lights on the market at very affordable prices. They are simple to suspend from a hook on the ceiling. We have found this one to be very good
If you building doesn’t have a floor, you could consider laying some rubber grass mats on the ground followed by some rubber stable mats. This will help to protect from the mud and give a solid surface for either horse bedding or storage. If you have a mobile building, you can pull the mats up when you move it and re-lay them in the new position.
We are a knowledgeable and friendly team at NFF Ltd. and would be very happy to advise you regarding maintenance of existing constructions or if you are considering building something new.