Today, for our Entertainment Room, we calculated the number of concrete blocks and concrete floor beams needed to build a sound reducing barrier around the walls and ceiling. There are twelve rows of standard dense concrete blocks, a lintel for going over the doorway and eleven 4 metre long concrete beams, the smallest one available […]
We have completed the task of laying down the three remaining utility supplies; Water, Telephone and Electric. Today we connected our new water supply pipe to the existing pipeline coming out of the meter. It was a mixture of plastic “new” pipes and iron “old” pipe (running off towards the old little cottage). We didn’t […]
The last segment of a trench, the utility trench, is finally dug! All the way to the water meter, alongside the Loke, passing the mains electric cable (a rusty iron clad cables) and the point where the telephone will join into our land. The trench is 400mm wide and on average 1000mm deep and about […]
We are ready for the next inspection visit. This time it is our foundations and making sure the bottom of the trenches are on firm ground ready for 300mm thick and 300mm wide of concrete foundation’s! Hopefully our Building Control officer will come Monday so we can order the concrete as soon as possible.
Our Building Control Inspector has arrived! He is looking.. .. he is looking .. .. at our sewage pipeline .. .. he comments that the gravel stones looks larger than he is expecting but we explained that we ordered 10mm stones and that is what we got! We didn’t realise that it might be anything […]