What A Day! 7 AM We started at 7am at the crack of dawn to clear away as much as possible the rain water still puddling on the DPM plastic by using our home made contraption, a blend of a vacuum cleaner extended upwards with a powerful water pump sitting inside it!! We got about […]
Here’s the site at 7:46 before we got started … Our day started at 8:30 am with the arrival of the concrete pump lorry (half an hour early) .. The pump operator Alan set up his equipment including orientating the lorry, putting out the support arms, priming the pump and putting down tarpaulin sheets to protect the Loke […]
Another of those inevitable expenses involved in demolition work is disposing of the waste. Now that the demolition is complete we have to get rid of all the waste. There is a lot of brick and concrete rubble and some general waste like carpets and other rubbish. The costs are not insignificant, a large skip […]
We have now demolished the chimney stack, which was the last of the demolition tasks! We looked at the structure of the cimney and it was obvoius that it was originally designed for open wood burning fires, but was later retrofitted for burning coal. The actuall demolition was quite easy using the mini-digger, as you […]
Shaun has carried on his good work and demolished the outside loo and a old greenhouse.
Here are a few more days of timelapse movies for your delectation…
Nothing much done on Saturday as Shaun was feeling ill all day (very unusual)… So Stephen just fixed a saftey rope from one end of the ridge to the other. On Sunday Shaun made good progress and stripped a third of the roof. Monday Shaun continued the good work (but the computer recording the images […]
Day 2 sees the tiles come flying off with increasing speed. The technique is improving but it is time now to make a neat pile for the rubbish so we can treat it properly. The tiles are well fixed, using copper attachments in the third hole and two more normal iron nails for the main […]
Here are 6 daily timelapse videos of the construction of the new shed.
After the problems bailing out the actual pour went smoothly! There were 3 loads of concrete (Agilia Force) delivered between 11:00 and 12:15. Each load only took 3-4 minutes to pour into the formwork! The mix was quite fluid and only need gentle encouragement to spread out evenly, we only had to walk around pushing […]