Oversite prepared

Thursday 13 October 2011

Orangery baseBrickwork up to D.P.C. and oversite prepared. The hardcore is compacted and blinded with soft sand to protect the damp proof membrane.

The drain inspection chamber will need to remain in place, it’s 1500mm deep and on the main run servicing a row of several properties.

Orangery foundations

Friday 7 October 2011
Orangery foundations

concreting!

The concrete being poured. the sides of the trenches have collapsed slightly due to the soft ground, but this could have been far worse had it rained significantly.

The central area has been reduced and all soft ground removed to be filled back in with hardcore before concreting. The soft top soil can be seen on the right of the photo.

Orangery foundations

Wednesday 5 October 2011
orangery foundations

orangery foundations

Just started digging, the house footings are about one metre deep, but the building inspector says we need to go to 1.3 m and widen the bottom of the trench to 600mm to account for the sandy soil.

Ironically, we will probably use several hundred pounds worth of sand on this job, but the stuff in the ground isn’t suitable. Never mind, we might strike gold on the next job!

First day on site – new orangery

Wednesday 5 October 2011
orangery foundations

orangery foundations

The ground is looking very soft, top soil near the surface then sand. The machines should make short work of this though, access down the side of the house is good and we can use a grab lorry to remove the spoil.

Shane the digger driver makes it look easy!

kitchen almost installed

Monday 18 January 2010

The kitchen is finally taking shape and is looking good.

It has to be said that although the kitchen company seem to be doing a good job, and the client is relatively relaxed about timings, it is taking far too long. We would always prioritise workmanship before speed, however a bit if organisation and efficiency can give the best of both worlds!