Monthly Archives: April 2011

I thought………

I thought the slab was a complicated structure…………..I was wrong!  The slab was simple, the wall is complex – as you can see the pictures show the steel grids with ties and supporting concrete blocks (known as dog nuts) against the … Continue reading

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More steel…….

The concrete has hardened in the sun…….The first load of polystyrene blocks for the ICF walls have arrived………We have had more steel delivered (some three tonnes) which has been tied in place……….The shuttering for the retaining wall has ‘grown’ and … Continue reading

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Foundation…

This week the emphasis has been on the slab. Steels, ties, cleaning out under the steel grid so the concrete can do a proper job, marking the edges of the ‘walls to be’, making shuttering to contain the concrete: there … Continue reading

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Steel yourself………

Steel yourself………we have a criss-cross grid of steel neatly bound together at the intersections all lying inside a shuttered base. When all the slab area is covered then we will pour the concrete. It feels like we have sufficient steel … Continue reading

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wynford movies

We have uploaded some movies:  check out the action under ‘Enabling and Groundworks’ on the right hand side of the blog

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Enough hits?

We have now recorded over 1000 hits on the blog – thanks for all the interest and comments

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