Luckily we got away with just a few broken plant pots and a fence pannel but on walking out today there were many trees down- a chance for me to get some wood for the pole lathe. For anybody who turns wood or works with it some other way a stormy day produces loads of free materials. Remember when a plant pot breaks to use the pieces for drainage in other pots and at least it will not be a total waste. A lot of people get rid of old fences after they have been damaged by winds here is another opportunity to aquire free wood for building compost heaps etc. I think a walk after strong winds is always a good idea as there is opportunities for free wood but also to help neighbours by taking a look to see if they have lost any roof tiles. Most people forget to to check their roof after strong winds but it’s so important. If you share a roof with others like in a semi or terraced house and you have both lost tiles and you are not able to repair it yourself offer to split the cost rather than get a builder each. It will save you alot of money. Another tip is when you see a skip full of old roof tiles pick out the best ones and save them, if you happen to loose some it will save you loads of time and money.
the thrift of storm damage