after you have bought your ruin...
a restoration story
...once you have approval for your designs, restoration can begin with a stripping back to the original. You may have to decide what original actually is and what it means to you as old openings and features will be uncovered.
The restoration will automatically include replacing the roof, as the original will have no insulation or earthquake pinning.
Try not to panic as the builders remove and replace large chunks of your house!
But do try and retain existing materials and reuse as much as possible even if the builders initially resist, it will retain character and history both of which are in the fabric of the structure.
Towards the end of the restoration, the doors, windows will be installed, making the sealed shell ready for the interior.