Foundations being excavated

Thursday 28 April 2011

orangery foundations

There’s plenty of space to get a reasonable size excavator in this job, however the clients has a relatively new patio which would get damaged. Therefore we have to dig the footings by hand.

The ground is clay, which isn’t too hard to dig, although it can be a bit messy, particularly if it rains. The foundations will be one metre deep, assuming this is approved by the building inspector. Often in clay we have to put deeper foundations in, but there are no trees nearby, so one metre should be sufficient.

We need to get his job done completed for a garden party in June, it should be ok, but with building work, the British weather and delivery companies, you can never be too sure!