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Posted: 21 Nov. 2010,20:42 QUOTE

where in hemel tony? anywhere near me? not forgotten i need to dig your allotment over sometime!

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Posted: 21 Nov. 2010,21:37 QUOTE

just around the corner dan,  cowper road, got a site visit with the bco thursday as he wants 1.8m dig for starters,
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Posted: 21 Nov. 2010,21:39 QUOTE

stockport has just laid off all but 3 bco's for a massive area and now only do 3 site visits, as opposed to 10 that next council over do in east cheshire

down to footings, drainage and completion now. some bco's excellent the new ones just out of college with the folder open all the time are the worst, only by what there manual says not from any experience.


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Posted: 27 Jan. 2011,00:54 QUOTE

in the interests of fairness,I thought I better put some more pics up for your amusement
recent work
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Posted: 28 Jan. 2011,21:46 QUOTE

Do you not have a minimum cover on the footings, we always stop the concrete 250mm short of the surface on house footings?

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Posted: 28 Jan. 2011,22:39 QUOTE

not really giles,with trench fill the higher the better as long as drains and finishes are unaffected
less bending for my old back
TBh i really enjoyed digging the last week at knebworth,theres just enough water about to make the clay diggable, 3 of us  me on the breaker/fork ,hoody on the shovel and Pj on the barrow = 8 yd skip by 3 pm
in 1 3 M run we found 5 services, A digger would struggle with that
the big 1500 by 1500 pad  i dug out solo in 6 hours but dont get me wrong it was nice digging
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Posted: 28 Jan. 2011,23:50 QUOTE

All the architects up here specify it and bco like it with over not entirely sure why. Frost maybe.

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Posted: 29 Jan. 2011,00:35 QUOTE

we normally just fill up 300 below oversite level that gives us the dig for the type 1 IYKWIM, 100 crete ,80 celotex,20 sand  and 100 type 1
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Posted: 29 Jan. 2011,19:03 QUOTE

What's that salt glaze pipe? Did you cap it or just leave it and did you sheave the water main or is it just cast into the pad? And what is the building like an outside garden room?

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Posted: 29 Jan. 2011,19:09 QUOTE

the salt glaze is a kitchen waste that has to stay till the oversite gets prepped,then we will install plastic pipe and gully
the other job is indeed a sun room which flow joe kindly came down  and repaired a pipe for us today
the windows are a special aluminium order and will be arriving on the 14th
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Posted: 29 Jan. 2011,21:02 QUOTE

Thinking of replacing my old conservatory with a build like in your photos. Going to do it myself but am a bit rusty when it comes to pricing. How much would the materials cost ( going by what your quote says  don't want you to spend time on it, just roughly) from the founds to complete. It'll take me a while just weekends and holidays.

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Posted: 29 Jan. 2011,21:03 QUOTE

You still using trestles? Our bricks do but hse allwys shit a brick on anythingover 600mm without fall protection etc. Always scares me when you see 2 trestles and 20 foot plasters planks(30mm) stacked out with a massive bow least use the scaffold planks (70mm) or a third trestle hehe. Seen them snap before.

Is sun room going to be rendered? Thought you'd have matched those awful yellows hehe :p


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Posted: 29 Jan. 2011,21:12 QUOTE

Guessing 3mx2m so 8mx.6x.6 = 2.88m3 in clay = 2.1 per m3 for average soil so 6.3 tons then bulking factor x 2 = 12 tons of muck out. So say 1 grab wagon.

2.88m3 of concrete back in based on a 600x600 footing as only single storey

So grab  = £250
concrete = £300

Then how long it takes you to dig it out and cart it rd to grab or skip

Very general best case scenarios on prices sd maybe a little northern


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Posted: 29 Jan. 2011,22:57 QUOTE

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You still using trestles? Our bricks do but hse allwys shit a brick on anythingover 600mm without fall protection etc. Always scares me when you see 2 trestles and 20 foot plasters planks(30mm) stacked out with a massive bow least use the scaffold planks (70mm) or a third trestle hehe. Seen them snap before.

Is sun room going to be rendered? Thought you'd have matched those awful yellows hehe :p

the bandstands were for doing some steel work inside the house
would have a job lifting those 900 by 400 coping stones on top of a 3.6m wall using bandstands that only go to 1.4 M

yes the sun room is going to be rendered in snocrete

those awful yellows belong to a house worth over 700k,i am sure that will be some consolation to the clients :;):
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Posted: 29 Jan. 2011,23:26 QUOTE

some more pics
day 1  at hemel removing pergola and decking 9soon to be recycled as path edgings at my allotment)


build done and 2  motorised velux roof lights installed


mr lout in his element with his trusty bulldog "bullseye"





sadly "bullseye " proved to much for the client's polypropylene water main, after a quick weekday shower a repair was affected

nice of the gasboard to bury the gas main 50mm in the ground and then encase in concrete
thanks!


on to the allotment ,this is a special one for all you pedants out there as it was done from odds and sods left over from jobs bar the 2.5M 3 of type 1 and 1.6 M3 of washed river sand (grit sand to any northerners) and 10 bags of cement
i put 1m3 of planings at the far end as this normally stirs up a hornets nest
enjoy!!!
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and lastly why i should wear gloves when digging



ready for the potshots  :)
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Posted: 29 Jan. 2011,23:39 QUOTE

Those carrots look awful hahahaha




I have no idea what the first lot of green is on the left hehe butthought carrots would do to start. And oh no geotextile it's only 1% of the cost of a free job hahahahaha
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Posted: 29 Jan. 2011,23:55 QUOTE

have you been wnacking again giles?

your eyesight is going mate

what carrots?

also if you look closely at pic1 from the lotty you will see the terram sticking up at the edges of the type 1

it was zero percent of this project as I had it in the stores

i am happy now ,I have  got rid of all the oddends of paving in 1 full swoop
and i now have arguably the best path in stockwood leisure gardens <cough cough>
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Posted: 30 Jan. 2011,12:30 QUOTE

ha ha he is referring to the slightly worn in knuckles Luton...

lets not forget though he is still a young lad who wears gloves and has never gets his hands dirty, plus he has a brolly when working in the rain :D

nice size plot there luton with a posh path :)


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Posted: 30 Jan. 2011,13:04 QUOTE

got 200 winter onions in and 100 garlic since september
still got a few leeks and Brussels left but the cauliflowers failed for the 3rd year in a row,same with swedes

got 7 lb of arran victory yesterday,and 7lb  of picasso  also 2 lb of sturon onion setts and 1 lb of shallots

i am trying to get the thing teed up this year before the growing season starts in april, its a great feeling seeing stuff you have grown end up on the plate
also the onions make me cry
when was the last time supermarket onions did that?
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Posted: 30 Jan. 2011,13:53 QUOTE

Haha that's not me on roller that's our 56 year old foreman, and I only wear gloves when dealing with cement or sewage but not always my hands are as rough and scared, but bricks do tend to have it worse with drying out and cracking. My mates whos a bricki pees on his swears by it

I guess it the onions I was referring to first patch of green on the left of path small green shoots like big chives?

If you were closer I'd come run the rotator over it for you and I do a few jobs emptying muck heaps for horsey types when you get ton the button it's like black sludge nicely rotted down perfect for veg.



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