Monthly Archives: May 2011

Out of the ground……….

The slab is finished, the lower ground floor walls are all in place and even at the front of the house we are ‘out of the ground’ – good progress. On the outside the lower ground retaining wall has been … Continue reading

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MIB go for the ‘grey stuff’

Sam and Joel have been busy setting up the rest of the ICF forms for the lower ground floor – forms not blocks you note (had my wrist slapped over this mistake). Wednesday we were able to pour the lower … Continue reading

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MIB tackle the white stuff………..

Monday Paul and Dave started taking away the shuttering from the reinforced wall. This took most of the week. Joel, Sam and Dan started on the ICF walls for the lower ground floor. The ICF blocks are made of expanded … Continue reading

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Liquid walls……….

The structure necessary to support some eighty tonnes of concrete in a vertical plane is massive but on Saturday we were there and yes……. finally we have poured our retaining wall. This time we had six trucks of concrete. The … Continue reading

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