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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:35 am 
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Unfortunately Ben (the builder) couldn't get a morning slot for the concrete delivery until Monday.
It could'nt have been "BOB" could it? 8) He's doing a great job anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:08 pm 
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The concrete base was finally poured yesterday at about eleven. It still hadn't gone off by seven in the evening so Ben came in at seven this morning to run the power float over it. Looking good.

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So tomorrow the walls will start going up and hopefully we'll see a bit quicker progress. [-o<

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:19 pm 
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That looks good. Last time we had concrete poured we embedded a 50p coin with the date side upwards and just level with the top surface so that future generations would know the date it was all built :)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:15 am 
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That looks good. Last time we had concrete poured we embedded a 50p coin with the date side upwards and just level with the top surface so that future generations would know the date it was all built :)
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I do that into anything I build/do dates under the wallpaper, various bits of cement, oh the nut and bolt build on the sprint has them all over the place. In places not immediately visible of course, painted marker pen and stamped, there will be no doubting who did what when.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:13 pm 
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More progress this week...

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The "Implement Store" just started.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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Looks as though it will be warm and cosy in there Mart with all that insulation :D

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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Tell them to protect the top of construction at the end of each session; water goes in quickly, but comes out slowly!


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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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Tell them to protect the top of construction at the end of each session; water goes in quickly, but comes out slowly!
They do. They run a length of DPC held in-place with bricks.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:00 pm 
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More progress today...

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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Up to window height & the "implement store" is taking shape. :D


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Yesterday, after Ben had built up the pillar on the right, a gust of wind blew it over and he had to rebuild it.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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It looks like Ben is doing a very nice job. I wish I could have afforded to have brick and breeze block instead of timber, but I have gone for size instead!

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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Yes size does matter. I (or should I say Alun) eked out every last millimetre on the width. I wish I could have gone higher with the ridge of the roof but unfortunately my computer room window is in the way.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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Great progress and looking good, it won't be long until you're using it.

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