It was quite a surprise to us when we started on the refurbishment to find that there was a lot of water damage under the floor. This appears to have built up over a number of years having drained off the front driveway and left stood with nowhere else to go. As well as a rotting floor, this had also corroded the steel upright roof supports.
Within the space of a week, we had the steels assessed by a structural engineer, drawings made for steel brackets, brackets manufactured and the final brackets fitted. It set the build back by a week, but we know that the building is structurally sound for a good time to come!