The first stage in any restoration project is to make a thorough examination of the remains. This is a dual process involving extensive research into the historic value of the site whilst clearing away the debris.
and clearing the site was no small task.
The front door to the cottage must be somewhere around here. Surely....
An extra pair of garden shears might come in handy, do you think?
Luckily the roof was in mint condition, apart from the odd missing tile here and there..