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Posted: 04 Sep. 2010,13:19 QUOTE

you havent changed the bricks above the soldier course. They are different on the original build.

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Posted: 04 Sep. 2010,13:38 QUOTE

we have a winner!!
the original brickwork was claydon multis,regency soldier course then moreteyne russets
moreteyne russets are discontinued (although now i have said that someone will know where i can get a pack)
so rather  than introduce a 4th colour into the house we went with claydon multis for the gable

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Posted: 18 Sep. 2010,14:33 QUOTE

more recent work,before




during



finished


this was the boundary wall at my local pub "olivers" in luton
sadly it was knocked down by accident
i enjoyed rebuilding it but its on london  road luton so i must have got honked at and abused by a menagerie of hundreds every day
if i ballsed this up ii would never hear the end of it
anyway finished at 3 yesterday and stayed on that the pub for a questions and answer session that lasted until 10.15 last night
i told the missus that networking is very important :;):
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Posted: 18 Sep. 2010,14:37 QUOTE

how it used to look
wall previously


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Posted: 27 Sep. 2010,19:44 QUOTE

more work wheelchair access requires a flush threshold so we had 2 insert 2 DPCs  and a 600mm cavity try when building the extension



bar faced slabs laid




block paving lifted to meet slabs





i know none of this is particularly prestigious but the fact that a little lad can now be wheeled straight in to his bedroom is reward in itself
anyway to cheer myself up i took a piccie of the boston ivy on the back of my house
if there is a nicer autumnal plant i cant think of it  and having had 5 die on me previously i am glad this one took


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Posted: 27 Sep. 2010,21:16 QUOTE

nice work as always Luton

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Posted: 27 Sep. 2010,22:03 QUOTE

just a couple of comments/questions, if i may?

decided not to opt for your signature union jack cross thing on top of the pub wall piers then?

where does the linear discharge to from the ramp?
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Posted: 27 Sep. 2010,22:32 QUOTE

he can't on that one Mikey as the pillar is not square, I tried to emulate the same finish on a wall I built last year and could not do it either so I ended up buying the solid type bricks what Luton has used on the photo above

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Posted: 28 Sep. 2010,06:57 QUOTE

good questions mikey
as mick correctly states the piers are 450 by 335 which doesnt make for a good mitre,also the pub in question  is frequented by a lot of  very nationalistic irish types

they wouldnt be best pleased with a union jack on the wall IYKWIM :;):

sometimes especially on 335 by 335mm pier tops its best to lay class A bricks flat with a 100 by 100 square in the middle
its a neater finish like that
the out fall from the aco joins the BIG at the rear of the job,its been backfilled on the photo

as i said this is bread and butter work,  and we have to work to the councils spec and budget,i thought i may have got pulled on the in situ concrete round the covers, but looks like i got a pass from you blokes on that

we were stuffed here the blocks are old 65mm CBP
and when they laid the road they must have tried the old  "mix cement with the KDS"  took my labourer nearly a day to clean up 150 blocks with all the cement stuck to them
god i hate relaying old blocks

as a side note got a call from a drive i did 12 years ago ( ??? )
anyway he says 1 particular area sank about 6 months a go so he topped it up but its sank again?
I am reasonable but 12 years is just outside my statute of limitations
but curiosity killed the cat as they say so i went round
first thing i noticed was a monster Winnebago on the drive,but the hole wasnt there
the hole was tucked away where no cars could ever reach it

the blocks had dropped like 30mm in 1 section about 400 by 400
so i pulled out the blocks
I noted he had used soft sand when he tried to redo it :;):
then i went down a bit more and  it was full of ants
to me it looks like ants had removed the bedding layer
I am going back today to redo it with leanmix (i know rigid etc etc but its been down 12 years)
funny thing is rest of the drive is fine even with all the weight on it
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Posted: 28 Sep. 2010,18:14 QUOTE

nice work as always, really like the ivy.

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Posted: 28 Sep. 2010,19:29 QUOTE

Mr Lout I think thats a Viginia Creeper not a Boston Ivy. The VC has 3-5  serrated leaflets and the BI has a leaf like a Maple. Hard to tell from the photo though. I agree about the colour I've got both on my garage although they're starting to lift the slates so they're getting a serious trimming soon.

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Posted: 28 Sep. 2010,20:54 QUOTE

LLL
In all the times I have cleaned your patio, I never noticed you had a balcony up there!!!


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Posted: 28 Sep. 2010,21:33 QUOTE

that is because you are concentrating so hard on your work roger!

and doblo you are indeed right mate!!

i have seen the same plant advertised as both virginia creeper and boston ivy,but it looke like i have been killing boston ivy and the Virginia creeper is the one that has thrived

i have a wisteria out the south facing front of the house but no show from that yet,also an acer  rubrum for its autumn foliage

in the back i have an acer "crimson king"  a "mountain ash" and a spanish fir  similar to this

i did have a persian ironwood tree and  a black locust but they died on me
as you can tell as well as being a general noob  i am also a tree noob :;):
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Posted: 29 Sep. 2010,22:27 QUOTE

a new job started tuesday
poured crete today to half of it
conveniently found main sewer and gas leccy and water today
all intact so far








and so the cycle continues
previous job has to be left 3 weeks for the screed to dry out for the altro flooring to be laid

this one is more complicated,looks like a groundbeam will be in order,oh the joys of mud!

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Posted: 30 Sep. 2010,22:05 QUOTE

oooooh new model takeuchi! :)

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Posted: 02 Oct. 2010,11:16 QUOTE

lashed of rain all day yesterday
we got soaked trying to get the ground beam ready,but ready it is

4.4m long, 205 by 205, 54kg per metre,
2 of us dragged that up the drive on our own then rolled it into position

clear out and c35 concrete monday morning



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Im on holiday ATM, went top pick up 4 x 3 mtr tanalised posts, 5 x 150 x 50 tanalised 14 ft'ers, 6 bags sharp,2 pea and 5 cement( car port and 20 slabs) I got wet to the bone, it rained old ladys and walking sticks yesterday, never gotten that wet on site, must be slipping :D :D
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Was listening to the golf on 5 live, mega rain there and the American team waterproofs weren't waterproof haha. They had to go into the merchandising tent and buy waterproofs off a Cornish company. They interviewed the guy in one day he sold 600 waterproof suits at £209 each. £120k in a day haha.

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Posted: 05 Oct. 2010,22:05 QUOTE

few questions tony

who decided on the ground beam? did you have to get an engineer or copy similar spec from another job?

how deep was the bad ground, whats the cost comparison over going deeper and more concrete?

do you have to use the rsj or rebar cage?

ive done steels before to bridge protected tree roots etc but steel always on concrete pads not encased in concrete then the wall goes ontop of the steel.


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Posted: 06 Oct. 2010,02:39 QUOTE

when the digger driver noticed the ground change colour we investigated and found the main sewer run for the road behind where we are building running across the corner of our extension.albeit at 1500 deep
the peerless keith spears (structural engineer) came out and went away and did his calcs
and he came up with this ground beam
we concreted it yesterday with the c35 mix and the footings got built today
going deeper would still not have helped as the 6 inch pipe was haunched to 900 wide and it came across our foundations at an acute angle
probably all in all about £700 extra including steel concrete etc. havent put pen to paper yet
previously we have had to wrap the USB in some fine mesh but this one didnt call for it
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