Here’s a funny story I came across about a couple in Buckinghamshire that had quite a shock during their conservatory base construction.
It’s not everyday that you look out of the window to discover your garden looks like an H-Bomb has landed on it.
Unfortunately, for one couple this was the case when they moved into their brand new home and were undergoing some work on it.
The couple were shocked to discover that the 6 cu yd skip that they had ordered had been swallowed by their front garden.
They had just bought the house in Stokenchurch in Buckinghamshire and had moved in two weeks ago.
But they were left stunned on Sunday morning when they woke to find the six-yard skip had fallen into a giant hole measuring 15ft by 15ft.
Garden Swallows Skip During Conservatory Base Construction
They later discovered that the skip had sunk into a bunker beneath their lawn, which they had not known was there and had not come in the survey they had before they had bought the house.
Ms Scott, 37, said: ‘It was a massive shock, we just couldn’t believe it. The hole is about 20-foot-deep and takes up a third of our front garden
‘It’s really gutting as we only moved in two weeks ago.’
The couple, who have a nine-month-old baby Scott, ordered the skip to be delivered to their house on Friday evening.
They had arranged for builders to start their conservatory base construction on Sunday.
But when they woke at 6.30am on Sunday morning they were puzzled to find they had no water.
Mr Harding then looked out the window and saw the empty skip had fallen through their lawn into a gaping hole.
Kate, who is 30 weeks pregnant with twins, added: ‘We had to get another skip company to haul it out as the original company doesn’t work on a Sunday.
‘Normally Paul parks his van there. If the skip hadn’t been there, the van would have been.
‘Our biggest problem is we now have nowhere to park and we can’t use our front pathway. Fortunately our neighbours have been lovely and very helpful.’
The couple now hope their building insurance will resolve the problem and the conservatory base construction is on hold.
Keith Walker, of K&S Walker Skips, which pulled the skip out the ground, said: ‘I’ve never seen anything like this happen before.
‘The couple called me on the Sunday morning and we used chains to pull it out.
‘Luckily it was empty so it was a fairly easy task.’
Well thanks to Keith at K&S Skips who got up that Sunday to help out. The rest of us were sending up the zeds!
This story was taken from http://www.theskip.net/tag/funny-skip-story
Just a little note from ConservaBase
If Paul and Kate had used ConservaBase for their conservatory base construction, this wouldn’t have happened because they wouldn’t have needed a skip in the first place – or builders for that matter!