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    Oh Dear!........

    I just got a call from the other half, and I quote.... "The front wall of the extension just got blown over, on to my car!"
    By extension, he means the half built, two storey one he has been building on his own, and his car is his baby!
    What am I supposed to say.....?
    Who expected gales in June???

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    I'm no builder but shouldn't a brick wall have stood fast at least??

    I may not understand this clearly though.

    Alfonse;2370552

    I'm no builder but shouldn't a brick wall have stood fast at least??I may … I'm no builder but shouldn't a brick wall have stood fast at least??I may not understand this clearly though.



    its a breeze isnt it? i worry about his brickwork:oops:

    Alfonse;2370552

    I'm no builder but shouldn't a brick wall have stood fast at least??I may … I'm no builder but shouldn't a brick wall have stood fast at least??I may not understand this clearly though.





    must have been using lego :?

    probably forgot the cement in the mortar mix!

    Original Poster

    It might have stood a chance if it didn't have a glazed window in, it was the apex front bit of the upper floor that has gone, the bit waiting for a roof to go on? He was getting to the back wall! :oops:
    The weather has been terrible round here!
    Oh hum!

    sorry poor you!!

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    louloo;2370571

    its a breeze isnt it? i worry about his brickwork:oops:



    Lol, maybe I should!!! :-D
    It hasn't been a breeze around here... we went out before and had to drive around the bits of trees that have been blown off!:?

    i worry about what uve been feeding him if his farts can blow over a wall!

    http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/2457/fartti1.jpg
    http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/2457/fartti1.279595c09f.jpg

    Bringing down the house

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    louloo;2370601

    sorry poor you!!



    It isn't poor me, I dont live there!!!! Lol, poor him!!!:w00t:

    12-22C tomorrow, single digit mph winds. was breezy this morning alright!
    whereabouts are you dmh?

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    Lancashire, preston to be precise, it has been really bad! Great for the kids and their new kite though!!! :-D

    yes, kites always do well ... mind the kids have heavy shoes otherwise mary poppins or dorothy 'ere we go.

    hope all will be sorted in the morning hun.

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    kippy;2370699

    yes, kites always do well ... mind the kids have heavy shoes otherwise … yes, kites always do well ... mind the kids have heavy shoes otherwise mary poppins or dorothy 'ere we go.hope all will be sorted in the morning hun.



    Hmmm..... must buy the kids lighter shoes!:w00t:

    yep, been windy all day, when i went out everyone's dustbin bags were everywhere

    wind was varying between 16knots and 24knots (from air traffic control :P) I dont like strong winds......erm say to him......there are plenty more fish (cars) in the sea...lol

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    samwhitewick;2370744

    wind was varying between 16knots and 24knots (from air traffic control … wind was varying between 16knots and 24knots (from air traffic control :P) I dont like strong winds......erm say to him......there are plenty more fish (cars) in the sea...lol



    Lol... its his Range Rover.... he has only had it a couple of months, I think I will keep my mouth shut! :-D

    I think posting photos on here will ease his pain

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    Titchimp;2370750

    I think posting photos on here will ease his pain



    Now I was trying to resist the urge to laugh at the situation, and thought you lot on here would keep the urge in check.... I now realise that you are ,on the whole, as bad as me!!! :w00t:
    Explains why I spend so much time on here!!!
    Sorry, no pics, I didn't have the heart to ask him to text me any! :-D

    http://blog.syracuse.com/weather/2008/01/large_080121_gw_fulton-garage2.jpg

    oops

    http://blog.syracuse.com/weather/2008/01/large_080121_gw_fulton-garage2.jpg

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    Oh dont! I really do find this a bit funny!!! He is gutted though!!! I feel baaaad! What if I laugh when I see him tomorrow??? How can I stop myself? :thinking:

    dmh77;2370756

    Lol... its his Range Rover.... he has only had it a couple of months, I … Lol... its his Range Rover.... he has only had it a couple of months, I think I will keep my mouth shut! :-D



    And then he isnt protected by mothernature/accidental damage on his insurance policy looool':p:p:p

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    samwhitewick;2370928

    And then he isnt protected by mothernature/accidental damage on his … And then he isnt protected by mothernature/accidental damage on his insurance policy looool':p:p:p



    Dunno 'bout that, he bought it second hand, but he has a trader policy, so he wont be claiming on that, it would put next years premium up too much! I think he might try to go through the house policy? Who knows if it will work though!!! Know anyone selling a cheap front end for a Range Rover?:giggle:

    dmh77;2370943

    Dunno 'bout that, he bought it second hand, but he has a trader policy, … Dunno 'bout that, he bought it second hand, but he has a trader policy, so he wont be claiming on that, it would put next years premium up too much! I think he might try to go through the house policy? Who knows if it will work though!!! Know anyone selling a cheap front end for a Range Rover?:giggle:



    i angled grinded the RR last week....chucked the front though as i though no one would want it. Used the back as a tent....its in my garden :?

    http://jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2008/02/Caterham-Seven-RS.jpg

    how about one of these to replace?
    "Caterham has joined up with speed freaks RS Performance to bring to life a real fire breathing bug killer. RS will be dropping its race proven 40-valve, 2.4 liter RST-V8 into the fully massaged carbon fiber and space frame Seven chassis. That engine will be available in supercharged form up to 500 hp (coming in at 10,000 rpm). With the whole assembly clocking in at 500 kilos, the Caterham Seven RS will sport a 1000 hp per tonne power to weight ratio all at a price of £115,000."

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    samwhitewick;2370988

    i angled grinded the RR last week....chucked the front though as i though … i angled grinded the RR last week....chucked the front though as i though no one would want it. Used the back as a tent....its in my garden :?



    Ummmm.... ok! Guess not then! You gotta laugh though, dont you? ( well I do!)

    or this

    http://bp3.blogger.com/_IveFNaXc6Mo/R8QpbP0hGKI/AAAAAAAAACA/lWjtPEU3gy8/s400/ZapSOLENT0502_800x527.jpg

    A car manufacturer has announced it is on the verge of creating a three-wheeled electric sports car that can travel faster than a Porsche.

    The enviromentally friendly ZAP Alias will cost £15,000 and does 0 to 60mph in just 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 156mph.

    The futuristic-looking two-seater is being developed with the help of British car company Lotus. It should go on sale next year. It is powered by two electric wheel motors, one driving each of the car's front wheels. Unlike a Reliant Robin, the single wheel is at the back.

    Together the Alias's motors generate an impressive 321.85 horse power - as much as a Porsche 911 Carrera, which costs £60,000. A spokesman for ZAP said: "The ZAP Alias is unlike anything ever seen or driven on the planet. The Alias will redefine driving like no other vehicle in history."

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    kippy;2370999

    how about one of these to replace?"Caterham has joined up with speed … how about one of these to replace?"Caterham has joined up with speed freaks RS Performance to bring to life a real fire breathing bug killer. RS will be dropping its race proven 40-valve, 2.4 liter RST-V8 into the fully massaged carbon fiber and space frame Seven chassis. That engine will be available in supercharged form up to 500 hp (coming in at 10,000 rpm). With the whole assembly clocking in at 500 kilos, the Caterham Seven RS will sport a 1000 hp per tonne power to weight ratio all at a price of £115,000."



    Thank God he doesn't come on here.... he would sooo want one of them!!!!

    the reason for fast car is so it can move out before extension collapsed!

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    kippy;2371016

    the reason for fast car is so it can move out before extension collapsed!



    LMFAO!!!! You're not wrong.... but what if he aint fast enough to get in said fast car, start it, and move it before the damn extension gives out???? :oops:

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    harlzter;2370592

    probably forgot the cement in the mortar mix!



    What... so it's a sand castle??? OMG.... I aint moving in!!!! :?

    dmh77;2370776

    and thought you lot on here would keep the urge in check....



    Really?:oops: You dont know us lot very well then LOL! I'm sorry to disillusion you but we are all about as sympathetic as vinegar in a paper cut! :whistling: We tend to like hearing others misfortunes for a laugh!

    Just realised how bad we all are! Hopefully the builder will have had liability insurance for his work? All decent builders do anyway! Look on the bright side no-one was injured, things can always be worse! Good luck in getting it sorted to you OH though!

    On the bright side the insurance may just allow him to replace it with this Range Rover?
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/harlzter/Range-Rover-Sport-Wing-Doors.jpg

    dmh77;2370641

    Lancashire, preston to be precise, it has been really bad! Great for the … Lancashire, preston to be precise, it has been really bad! Great for the kids and their new kite though!!! :-D



    That explains it... we had the worst of the winds in the UK.

    Look at what happened to this year's dog show in Blackpool:
    blackpoolgazette.co.uk/bla….jp

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    duckmagicuk2;2372235

    That explains it... we had the worst of the winds in the UK.Look at what … That explains it... we had the worst of the winds in the UK.Look at what happened to this year's dog show in Blackpool:http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/blackpoolnews/Blackpool-dog-show-terror-.4211670.jp



    Thanks duck, i was starting to think I was imagining it with all the talk of a breeze??? :-D

    duckmagicuk2;2372235

    That explains it... we had the worst of the winds in the UK.Look at what … That explains it... we had the worst of the winds in the UK.Look at what happened to this year's dog show in Blackpool:http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/blackpoolnews/Blackpool-dog-show-terror-.4211670.jp



    http://www.pollyarts.com/Images/jpgs/LukeWind.jpg[IMG]farm1.static.flickr.com/176…jpg?v=0[/IMG]
    judge or spectator??

    im from chorley in lancashire and last night was really bad. a few trees were blown down. Kept my little boy up most the night hes been in a grumpy mood all day.

    A little more common than you might think. :giggle:
    http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/wallblownover-1.jpg
    http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/wall20down.jpg
    http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/wall_blown_down.jpg

    chesso;2374855

    A little more common than you might think. :giggle:



    first piccy looks like a gorilla knocked over the trellis, then the trellis in turn fell onto the brick wall at the precise weakest point.

    2nd piccy looks like a moped ran through it. and escaped.

    3rd piccy - the brick wall was not fixed to the pylons then a wind blew overnight and it fell like a weetabix.

    kippy;2374942

    first piccy looks like a gorilla knocked over the trellis, then the … first piccy looks like a gorilla knocked over the trellis, then the trellis in turn fell onto the brick wall that disintegrated.2nd piccy looks like a moped ran through it. and escaped.3rd piccy - the brick wall was not fixed to the pylons then a wind blew overnight and it fell like a weetabix.




    Just like a consultant engineer well worth that £700 plus expenses.;-)
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