Monthly Archives: March 2011

‘Playing a blinder’

Monday, the levelling was finished and Tuesday, the ‘blinding’, which is the first concrete layer to be put down.  Most of the foul drains have been laid, as have the land drains under the slab to be.  On Wednesday, Alison, … Continue reading

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Watering hole………….

This week has seen temporary steel piles put in to hold back the ground and drains laid to take the water away.  It seems like two steps forward and one back but we are making progress.  The essence of good … Continue reading

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A big hole!

The week’s aim was to dig down into the site in preparation for laying the slab.  We are extremely keen to keep all the spoil on site so room needed to be found to pile it up.  The upper lawn … Continue reading

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What is a gabion?

The gabions finally arrived on Tuesday and since then it has been all systems go. The team of Andy, Paul and Dave have dug out, put down concrete blinding, laid and filled four courses of gabions (wire baskets) with house … Continue reading

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