Posts Tagged "site"

13.Apr.2010 FFL – Deciding on the finished floor level

The foundations are moving along swiftly. The east boundary now consists of a very deep and very solid foundation. The finished floor level is another decision that is critical at this stage. Once decided there’s no going back. I need to take various factors into account including height above the road for drainage and height […]

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01.Apr.2010 Pouring the Foundations

After a few emergency engineering drawings and some scratching of heads, the foundations are being poured. The fact that my property is approx 1.5m higher than my neighbour’s means that I have to get my foundations down to a level below their’s. This means my foundations are now about 1.9m deep. The soil test results […]

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25.Mar.2010 Foundations – 1 week later

The engineer has been to site to check it all out. We now wait for a DCP test as the soil wasn’t looking great for us to build the foundations on – this means two things: more time and more money. But I have been assured that this is one of the few variables in […]

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18.Mar.2010 Day 1 – digging the trenches

The day has arrived and the men are at work. Finally the digging begins. Maybe we’ll find hidden treasure underground – I am hoping we find nothing but solid ground. It feels like this moment has taken about 2 years too long but the wait is/was worth it. Structure done in 6-8 months if all […]

10.Mar.2010 Site clearing

Step 1 is almost complete. The site is now pretty much ready for the building work to begin. We couldn’t save the Strelitzia tree as it was much too big to move (bigger than originally thought) and there doesn’t seem to be a huge demand for the poor things. I employed the services of Bruce […]

04.Mar.2010 This is the before…

I thought I should put up some photos of the site before we start hacking at it. New “official” start date is now¬†March 17th 2010. If all things go according to plan I should soon be posting pics of my foundations.

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