As some of you may have noticed the Grove Lake Hide was vandalized a few weeks back and as well as breaking the door handle and some of the viewing hatches, the corrugated roofing was torn off in places. Adrian Hobbs fixed the internal parts quickly but as the roof was deteriorating, Bernard, Tony, Jon and I went down to replace the roof. Due to its condition the corrugated roof was quickly removed and disposed off. Apart from a few pieces rescued by Bernard for reptile shelters.
Most of the roof timber was in a reasonable state, apart from a small mouse hole which was patched up with double felt. With a bit of sweeping we were ready to start laying the felt. Bernard and myself unrolled, cut and glued. Jon tacked and Tony worked the edges and corners. We soon had the new roof in place.
After a quick pause for lunch and a team photo, the last corner was quickly finished and the roof completed.
Many thanks to Tony, Bernard and Jon for an excellent job and turning up at short notice to help. Let’s hope this roof lasts for a good few years now and is more robust against vandalism.
Volunteer Leader Duncan Clark