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Posted: 26 Sep. 2016,22:37 QUOTE

Lovely work Sy love the clay cobbles and the porcelain :-)
bucolic and then minimalist
not a fan of Argent on a whole driveway ,looks like a migraine IYKWIM,  workmanship its fab just  not my cuppa tea
cheers LLL  :)


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Posted: 27 Sep. 2016,20:07 QUOTE

Cheers Tony.
I've had to go old school this week.
My next 2 jobs  are drives in driveline 50's but marshall can't get the blocks to me till the 7th so i've dropped on some commercial work for the week.
I'm laying permiable paving on a big site. We got 180m2 down between 3 of us today.
Not been on a job that size in about 6 years and although it didn't kill me I didn't take it in my stride like I used to.
Getting old.


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Posted: 29 Sep. 2016,20:39 QUOTE

What do you reckon. Constructive criticism welcome. I know it's not up to the standards here but I was almost perfectly happy with it...

Damn back was killing me though...

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Posted: 29 Sep. 2016,20:57 QUOTE

Looks well mate.
My back ain't feeling great atm.
Would have laid 500m2 of 80mm permiable block paving in 4 days by the end of play tomorrow.


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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,00:36 QUOTE

looks pretty good mate
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thing is once you start here and see the quality of the others it lifts your game
i will never be as good a block paver as mick G or as good as setts as cookie  but it sets a bar !
cheers LLL :)  :)


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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,08:40 QUOTE

Thanks :-)

Yeah it's good to aim high and be self critical. Customer was happy anyway.

Took too long though due to slipping a track on the dumper and under estimating sub base needed and there being 2 layers of concrete in places. 2 guys = 20 days. I had a cold though early this week so was dragging my feet right at the end. Kinda get bored on long jobs like that.

Rotary lazer is my next purchase. Would speed things up A LOT rather than constantly adjusting string lines and levelling left right and centre and having minor little panics here and there lol
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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,10:12 QUOTE

Lazer levels can save time Forest but I've always used String lines, tape measure, spirit levels, pins, set square and straight edges to set out my work.
I've seen site engineers use a dumper level to set levels 2m away from nearest kerb when all that's needed is a bit of wood a level and a tape.

I agree with Tony above. I know I'm good at my job but I'd never claim to be the as good as some of the others on this board.
As long as you do your best for the customer and give them what they want thats all you can do.

I always say you might find someone cheaper or might find someone better but i doubt you'll find both.

This is what I've been doing tuesday to friday.




Looking forward to the 33m2 driveway I'm starting Monday lol.


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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,12:10 QUOTE

Looks good Sam.

Can't understand the pre compaction aspect of block paving though and how you can guarantee blocks will end up exactly at the height needed after last compaction. Also why not a sand a cement semi dry mix instead of just sand and completely negate the need for pre compaction? Is it cos it's just not as strong as compacted sand?

Looks like a lot of bending down though lol.. at least they're light...
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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,12:58 QUOTE

I could explain it to you forest but not as well as Tony can http://www.pavingexpert.com/blocks.htm
The only bit that has been compacted there is the top of the block as it's permiable
There 80s fo rest,  anything but light lol..


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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,21:05 QUOTE

nice work as allways :)  no work worth getting a pic of for me but ive made these at home :D :p   this one is  a practice run for my nieces Christmas present     proper one will be on wheels  :P
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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,21:13 QUOTE

Finished Driveway















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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,21:17 QUOTE

Quote (michaelthegardener @ 01 Oct. 2016,20:05)
nice work as allways :)  no work worth getting a pic of for me but ive made these at home :D :p   this one is  a practice run for my nieces Christmas present     proper one will be on wheels  :P

They look nicely made Michael Proper toys with no Wifi needed :)

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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,21:33 QUOTE

thanks its the second box ive made my nephew for this tiny trains   this was the first  but the cheeky sod got my sister to email me the other day telling me it was to small  :D
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Posted: 02 Oct. 2016,13:32 QUOTE

nice work all of you!
that kind of joinery is something I am not capable of Michael ,you did well there
LLL :)


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Posted: 08 Oct. 2016,22:03 QUOTE

Back garden of the York driveway









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Posted: 09 Oct. 2016,11:38 QUOTE

what design software do you use dempsey?

Quality btw
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Posted: 09 Oct. 2016,14:02 QUOTE

very smart Ashley magazine quality :-)
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Posted: 09 Oct. 2016,15:20 QUOTE

Cheers lads. Never used any design software before Forest I've only ever done a quick sketch on paper then spray with marker paint once we've dug out.

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Posted: 10 Oct. 2016,16:53 QUOTE

think we could safely say, you have an *eye* for it Ashley
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Posted: 10 Oct. 2016,21:25 QUOTE

Love it.

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