Category Archives: Foundations

Winter and Spring 2013

More grovelling apologies.  I’ve been sitting on this for months without publishing it and now (round about Christmas 2013) have finally got round to doing something about it. Well, quite a winter (meaning early 2013)!  This was a severe test … Continue reading

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Weeks Fifteen and Sixteen

The week after Easter was only a short week, but seems to have continued very busy.  Tacking—putting up plasterboard—got underway.  The intention is to tack the downstairs ceilings first.  This will allow the Warmcel 500 to be blown into the … Continue reading

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Week Five

Two enormous articulated lorries are scheduled to arrive.  To avoid conflict with school arrival time—the Primary School is just across the Green and the congestion can approach city centre proportions—the artics have been asked to arrive at 9.30 am and … Continue reading

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Week Two

The earth between the foundations is scraped off.  A good deal of what was once garden is now a foot or two higher than it was.  Edging pieces—concrete L-shaped pieces internally lined with expanded polystyrene are fixed all round the … Continue reading

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Week One

After 18 month’s research, marking out finally starts.  It’s really pretty exciting—but also rather frightening.  I know what I want but have I been able to communicate that to the architect and builders? Then excavating the foundations with a large … Continue reading

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