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Posted: 23 Oct. 2010,21:10 QUOTE

well with what you are doing will give a massive change most days but like you say when the internal is being done it does seam to take forever...

ask my mrs pmsl..
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Posted: 23 Oct. 2010,21:22 QUOTE

My turn, done alot of soft landscaping recently, drives me mental though :(

First up, a bit of earthworks.



Then we done a big digout, and paving job, never took pics of the retaining wall or paving though. And yes, I couped the track barrow. Oops lol






Planted up and turfed a block of student accomodation flats.


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Posted: 24 Oct. 2010,03:46 QUOTE

nice work stuarty
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Posted: 24 Oct. 2010,06:15 QUOTE

tidy work  :;):

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Posted: 24 Oct. 2010,07:29 QUOTE

LOL those power barrows, dangerous things!!!!!

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Posted: 24 Oct. 2010,11:47 QUOTE

Quote (Dave_L @ 24 Oct. 2010,07:29)
LOL those power barrows, dangerous things!!!!!

They are - especially when the idiot driving the digger knocks you and the barrow over with the bucket :(

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Posted: 19 Nov. 2010,23:06 QUOTE

been a busy few weeks since the last post , joisting done all brickwork finished and electrics and plumbing firstfixed
also did a small block drive while the leak and the spark were in our way
built the steps today, just the drains and internal demo left for me and my crew
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Posted: 20 Nov. 2010,19:15 QUOTE

stuarty, did you find that that hinowa does not fully discharge its load into a skip properly? the skip doesn't tip far enough forward!

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Posted: 20 Nov. 2010,19:17 QUOTE

Tony, seeing all those lovely bricks wasted in a hole in the ground like that makes me wince! I am forever saving them for building up levels or backing up on wall jobs. saves a fortune!
why no crates?
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Posted: 20 Nov. 2010,21:07 QUOTE

the larger red barrows are Transportadores or something like that. All i know is they are italian. If you mean that wee one you can see through the glass, it always had a quarter skip left. It was off hired pronto! The big ones are fantastic machines imo :)
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Posted: 21 Nov. 2010,10:36 QUOTE

dan i asked the BCO what he wanted and he said clean hardcore is fine,I cant justify spending 150quid on crates when they LA dont want them
each and every one of those bricks is chipped/cracked/spoiled so it saves skipping them as well
the bco didnt even want terram but i feel that upgrades the whole thing
anyway from

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in 6 weeks  is a fairly rapid build. plasterers are in tuesday
and we will be off to sunny hemel !!!
cheers LLL :)


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Posted: 21 Nov. 2010,10:52 QUOTE

hey make your mind up you posted 5 weeks first then changed it :D

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Posted: 21 Nov. 2010,11:05 QUOTE

i couldnt remember the start date off the top of my head  :;):
so i had to recheck
its what i mean though by staying on a job and seeing it through,hate to see sites lying idle for weeks at a time because lads are off doing other work
we have been pretty lucky weather wise,only lost 1 day due to rain in 30 working days
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Posted: 21 Nov. 2010,12:21 QUOTE

As was discussed on a thread, sometime back by the boss and lll. The boss stated, quite rightly, that the use use of hardcore in a soakaway reduces the volume of water it can hold. In other words it is a no-goer. The BCO needs to go back to school   :)

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Posted: 21 Nov. 2010,12:31 QUOTE

Quote (seanandruby @ 21 Nov. 2010,12:21)
The BCO needs to go back to school   :)

I've often wondered if BCOs have to follow CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to keep their knowledge up-to-date because I meet a dozen or so each year who are stuck firmly in the 1970s.

On a job I was project managing, the client wanted to extend the paving over the apron at the entrance to the property, which was a public highway. I submitted a plan to the local authority and the BCO said I could do what I wanted as I obviously knew more about sett pavement construction and the new legislation on soakaways than anyone in their office!

Is it wrong to expect them to be at least familiar with modern construction techniques?


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Posted: 21 Nov. 2010,12:57 QUOTE

no its not wrong, they should be bang up to speed with all aspects of construction

that said though I learned a new one off an old timer BCO when I did a dormer conversion earlier on this year, it was down for pad stones 300 x 300 x 300 and the wall was only 280 wide and meant destroying internal plaster in 5 upstairs rooms, the BCO said use a 25mm thick piece of steel 900mm long, basically times the 300 by the 3 100mm deep if you see what i mean

this made the job 10 times easier to get the steel pad stones in place as i did the same for all the other pad stone too


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Posted: 21 Nov. 2010,13:19 QUOTE

we have been using steel plates for 10 years on lofts now mick
as you say saves a fortune in remedial works for the client
our are normally specced at 15mm by 100mm by 600 mm long

and back on the soakaway
those dartmoor heathers have 3 holes in and the soakaway is 1.5m3 so at least theres a chance
other authorities demand crates
the biggest issue is that there is zero consistency between BCOs sometimes even working on the same council

there are certain areas where we add 5% to the job because we know the bco is overzealous in his/her application of building regs
hemel,st albans,and most of luton are good
mid beds and some of herts are complete loony tunes
but if you know you can factor in  the lunacy
1 fella wanted a sprinkler system installed throughout the house because we were doing a loft????
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Posted: 21 Nov. 2010,13:52 QUOTE

i dare say this the norm now Luton, this was my first for many years :)

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Posted: 21 Nov. 2010,13:58 QUOTE

in   my area off norfolk,soakaways are 99% off the time filled with clean brick rubble,concrete or reject flints,most or the quarrys screen brick rubble for soakaways,crates are few and a long way between  MSH :)

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Posted: 21 Nov. 2010,19:40 QUOTE

if you think bco are bad try working for the mod, their clerk of works think the only bracket in the world is 4x2 steel. :(

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