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Honestly how difficult can it be......... Rear extension

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by scaffers, 1 Sep 2019.

  1. martin hill

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    I glad i read from the start. Was going to ask if you got permission from the M.O.D to demolish that bunker. Had issues when had my extension built. Tarmac patio with 4 to 5 inch york stones under that. Cleared that lot away ready for the builder. Mini digger arrived to start digging down. About 3 inch of soil then thick sticky clay. lol The digger guy was on his own. After about half an hour he gave up. Call the builder for help and they had to scope a bucket full out and the labourer then had to scrap the clay out the bucket. Was a right mess and didn't get any easier. Down to 800mm and asked inspector if ok to go to 900mm and he said no. Which in fairness is right but the clay is like solid mass and with street on a hill water runs off so on ponding happen.
     
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    was out there today for a bit, well another 3+hours, managed to cut / release that cranked steel beam..........9 x cutting discs and a monkey wrench and a 4ft of tube. broke the rest of the pond inhalf with a breaker ready for mr diggerman to pull out tomorrow and hide it in another pond im filling in. Building inspector here tomorrow to have a look at the digging for footings ....fingers crossed



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  3. martin hill

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    Yeah hopefully get going. Looks like and sounds like you've had some serious grafter to do on that. Have a think about the future before filling in that pond. I buried those yorkstine flags and tarmac then later tried to put anchours in for a swing/slide thing. What a nightmare.
     
  4. scaffers

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    No worries there m8, I have no need for swings etc the only sessions my kids have now are in wheterspoons.

    just gonna hole the linings fill em up with crap, top soil and turf over it.

    The ponds are about 35 foot long each x 10 foot wide and 2ft deep. We had no intention of keeping them so this is as good a way as any of filling them in.
     
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    ALL doug out sleeper foundations removed concrete ordered being delivered Fri
     
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    Coming on nicely then now. Having the ponds a lucky break as saved a few quid on skip hire. Just got a letter from my P.P.I claim yesterday. Mancave in loft going to be going full steam ahead by end of month hopefully. Peace and quiet at last. Time to look for a comfy chair. Cant decide on whether a Jag or BMW drivers seat. Yes i know sounds funnily but saw a guy on youtube with one. Had the full monty.. heat massage etc. Put it on a small frame and wired to 12v.
     
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    Today isn't Friday........


    It's concrete day.

    The lorry turned up after 3pm and sorta managed to get near the dug footings, he had a 4m shoot, shame as I'd hoped it'll be nearer 5.5m as they said on the phone when I ordered. Still a bit of ply and 2 battens an we had another 2.4m on its reach.

    Incidently the cost of concrete....... I was quoted £130 plus vat per meter cubed by one supplier and got it for £88 plus vat per meter cubed, pays to ring about.

    He dropped it in the short 4.5m return and I had to pull it down the 10m run...... Not easy, in fact it was a f%@#ing nightmare. The lorry driver was a Saint and helped out. We barrowed the last half a cube in by hand. Boy did I feel it after that..... Some painkillers and a beer.

    It's taking shape, what shape I've no idea but now I don't have a hole to lose me dogs in or reinact the trench warfare of the first world War.

    Bring on the bricks


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