Thursday, April 15, 2010
Sorry no pics yet will get them up soon. I calculated it to 1.7 meters cubed. But when the wagon had poured it came to 2.0, suprise suprise. It came to £200. My rule is with the concrete guys is add thirty quid cos they will add it on to whatever you use. Have also took delivery of 144 concrete block, 40 trench blocks, 70 engineering brick (73mm) and 70 concrete brick (73mm), 2 tons of sand and 10 bags of cement, total £540 delivered.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Building Inspector been again to give the go-ahead for the pouring of the concrete strip foundations. Everything ready to go. Concrete ordered for tomorrow, will need about 1.80 cubic meters. Have located and leveled wooden stakes into the bottom of the trench to act as a guide for leveling the concrete when poured. Concrete thickness will be 200mm, a little more than i wanted but at least it will be strong. Will need to order engineering and concrete bricks, concrete blocks and trench blocks for building up of foundations to ground level. Inspector says cavity needs to run 225mm below proposed ground level.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Trench nearly dug to 1 meter, just got to take the porch down then dig that section. Inspector visited and says ground looks good to build off. Not fell down the trench yet tho one of the kids forgot the hole was there and ended up in it. Will have to sharpen up on the H+S! The dig has gone quite straight forward, no water table and sandy soil, easy. Started to take roof of porch too. Saving slates for possible use later.