I’ve been at the barn for a few days, digging holes, hitting things with hammers & lugging things around with a wheelbarrow – my builder competency level is somewhere around that of navvy.
The most constructive of my efforts has been in putting walls up on a previously opened sided barn using corrugated galvanised sheets.
The barn had three open sides, with one wall and the roof already built from galvanised sheets. Therefore, the most obvious way to build the remaining walls was to use the same material. I’ve left the front open as we’ll reuse some of the barn doors on it.
This choice of materials did give me some slight pause in its selection from a sustainable / green perspective. However, as the choice of material was so obvious and if properly maintained these sheets can last a very long time I didn’t worry for too long.
Other options would have been nice; local, sustainable timber cladding or similar, would I’m sure have been nice, but the sourcing of such a product eluded me and if found I’m sure the cost and the extra work involved would have frightened me off.
Am I being practical or just lazy?