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Day 13 – Monday 25th July 2016

Day 13 – Monday 25th July 2016

The block and beam flooring was installed today. It is absolutely solid.

Hard, heavy work for the builders.

Day 11 -Thursday 14th July

Day 11 – Thursday 14th July

Brickwork is now in place as far as possible.

The next step is to order the block and beams for the flooring.

foundations behind new lounge

Foundations behind new lounge, currently a bedroom

 

 

Day 8 – Friday 8th July

Friday 8th July – Day 8

Concrete filling

‘Before’ pictures

‘During’ pictures

Gate had to be removed

Gate off

Pipes laid for pumping concrete

Concrete pump started up

Trenches being filled

More concrete arriving

Levelling concrete to peg height

More concrete filling

more concrete filling

Tapping out air bubbles and smoothing

Finishing off and creating a working area

‘After’ Pictures

Finished Foundations

A great morning’s work!

 

 

 

Day 7 – Thursday 7th July

Thursday 7th July 2016

All areas are now prepared for concrete.

The Building Control Officer has been to inspect the excavation and everything is in order.

Photos below

ready for concrete

ready for concrete

 

 

 

 

 

 

ready for concrete 2

ready for concrete 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

ready for concrete 3

ready for concrete 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 – A bit of Excavation

Monday 27th June 2016

Machinery arrived. Weather lovely. Forecast is not for the rest of the week.

Photos showing the story of today

Digger Commencing Work

Digger Commencing Work

Dumper Truck to take soil to the field

Dumper Truck to take soil to the field

Excavation Begins

Excavation Begins

Digging up the Lawn

Digging up the Lawn

Extremely large dumper takes soil to the field

Extremely large dumper takes soil to the field

Huge Machinery

Huge Machinery

New Patio Area

New Patio Area

New trench dug

New trench dug

New Trench looking towards Original Patio

New Trench looking towards Original Patio

Demolition of Wall

Demolition of Wall

New Road! Tyre tracks

New Road! Tyre tracks

Tracks to field where sub soil will be buried

Tracks to field where sub soil will be recycled

View from trench

View from trench

View from trench, potential for steps here

View from trench, potential for steps here

View along back of garage

View along back of garage

Couldn't resist having a go!

Couldn’t resist having a go!