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Posted: 06 Oct. 2010,18:06 QUOTE

Right didn't see it was sewer thought was just bad ground, peerless hey I'll take that pepsi challenge with our guy. Jonathon  kingfisher consulting is our engineer he's got more letters after his name than I've ever seen. He's also qualified architect haha, scary what those boys know he was trying to explain clay adhesion to steel piles to me complicated.

BSc(Eng) CEng FIEE MIMechE FConsE MAE haha


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Posted: 06 Oct. 2010,18:50 QUOTE

keith used to be top man at beds county council for structural stuff
the mere mention of his name gets BCO  quivering at the knees

thing is a lot of archs over specify to cover them selves

on 1 particular job he saved us 6 grand on steels from the original drawing to his calcs
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Posted: 09 Oct. 2010,03:16 QUOTE

busy week this week
footings built and drains installed,oversite prepped


concrete poured



on to the brickwork next week :)
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Posted: 09 Oct. 2010,08:59 QUOTE

09 Oct. 2010,03:16

were you going to bed late or getting up early??
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Posted: 09 Oct. 2010,09:28 QUOTE

up early mikey
i only need 6 hrs sleep so as i fell asleep on the settee  at 8PM i was up at  2AM
how i long for my  teenage years when i could have a drink then go to bed at 2 AM and not wake up till 6 PM the following day

its a pain because you never feel fully refreshed but i cant sleep a minute longer than maybe 7 hrs at the most
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Posted: 10 Oct. 2010,06:51 QUOTE

Quote (lutonlagerlout @ 09 Oct. 2010,09:28)
up early mikey
i only need 6 hrs sleep so as i fell asleep on the settee  at 8PM i was up at  2AM
how i long for my  teenage years when i could have a drink then go to bed at 2 AM and not wake up till 6 PM the following day

its a pain because you never feel fully refreshed but i cant sleep a minute longer than maybe 7 hrs at the most
cheers LLL

same here four to five hours then done if i have to much pain killer ie beer sleep less on tour am last to bed and first up  :p

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Posted: 13 Oct. 2010,17:41 QUOTE

Right I'm gonna have a go at this thread!




Recent job, almost complete now. Nice stone to lay, jointed with gtfk basalt - not as good as rompox but all I could get. Just got the last few ground level ones to put in and connect the lights up. Straight after jointing:-





Plasterer coming back whenever to render top and sides of the low wall as no decision could be reached on copings.

In case anyone's wondering why we laid in the plane we did, the blockwork is nowhere near 90 degrees - it's quite a bit less due to a bizarre boundary line. Didn't want to see cuts at weird angles so this masks it quite nicely. Took a fair bit longer. No long lines and no four-corners meeting = a happy jonnyboy!!

Going to use a proper coating on the walls - Keim, which acts like  an etch-primer and really bites into the render. Colour tba!

Will be sealing it with our special sealant !


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Posted: 13 Oct. 2010,18:39 QUOTE

very nice work johnny
havent seen that stone before
bet the client is chuffed
LLL :)


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Posted: 13 Oct. 2010,20:11 QUOTE

Plenty of colour.
Are they wet or been treated?
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Posted: 13 Oct. 2010,21:22 QUOTE

Thanks guys.
It's Strata Cathedral in the 6 sized 560 series, they do it in a 4 sized 600 series too. We kept all of the 420x560's out, using them along the front, re-used all the cuts, and all being well are 2 flags to the good :p
Neither wet nor sealed - just freshly polymeric'd - it'll tone down a bit in a few days. Will defo be sealing it though due to the sweet chestnut tree overhead! Bloody squirrels have been bombing the lads!

We're starting another one in this stuff next week, ironically next door to the first lady we ever laid it for.

I have a pic of that wee one somewhere - will post it if I can find it!!


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Posted: 14 Oct. 2010,00:06 QUOTE

Found it !



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Posted: 14 Oct. 2010,07:01 QUOTE

tidy work there jonny boy i have the number for romex ray if yo need it cheers cookie :;):

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Posted: 22 Oct. 2010,20:24 QUOTE

busy couple of weeks since the oversite was laid


loaded and ready to go


needles headtrees and demo
N.B. rimexboy :;):


pete the welder doing his thing


this one was a right pain,there was an insitu boot lintel  12 " by 9"   2.1M long over this window,it interfered with the UB position by 12 mm so we had to kango it out



no fun at all on a friday, also had to notch all the joists on to the steel
thank makita for recip saws!

cheers LLL :)


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Posted: 22 Oct. 2010,20:48 QUOTE

LLL N.B "ed you dont hang around do you...   is the house empty or are they still trying to live in it... also what thickness plaster board should i use on my hall way from hell  :blush: :blush: :p
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Posted: 22 Oct. 2010,21:29 QUOTE

we stay on the same job every day from first sod of turf till the roof is tiled,  9mm on ceilings 12.5mm on studwalls, special one for kitchens foil back i think
LLL :)
ps client is still "living" at home, although existing might be a better phrase.
today was the worst day mess wise
its better to do the steelwork now than once the roof is on,really awkward when the rafters are in the way
starting second storey monday


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Posted: 23 Oct. 2010,10:17 QUOTE

Cheers LLL for that, yer my mrs aint too happy at the mo with the mess... opps...

so with a build that size how long are you looking at, it looks like a massive job..
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Posted: 23 Oct. 2010,16:33 QUOTE

well we have been there 1 month and i reckon we will have the roofs on and tiled in another 3 weeks ,thats 7 weeks
then another 6 for the finishing
so its a 3 monther all told but i will only be there for 7 weeks
back at the end for the drive and retaining walls
the fella next door decided to "project manage" his own double extension
2 years so far and running,still no kitchen
I dont claim to be cheap but the job will get done as per drawing and on a tight a time frame as possible
we have lost jobs lately we could have had if we sent a couple of lads to start,but that generates bad publicity
1 guy wouldn't wait 6 weeks so now he has the guy who could start straight away
waiting for the call anytime soon
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Posted: 23 Oct. 2010,19:50 QUOTE

well like you say every job takes time and to be honest if the builder i wanted to do a job could start tomorrow i would be worried at how good they was....

so out in time for crimbo then... its amazing how quick the jobs can be done,
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Posted: 23 Oct. 2010,20:08 QUOTE

sadly people still fall for the immediate start  routine
the client does not believe me when i say that the roof getting tiled is only half way
problem is every day they can see progress with us
when the plumbers,sparks tilers ,floor layers etc get in not a massive change happens on a daily basis
dont get me started on plasterers
yet to meet a plasterer who hasnt got some kind of personal issues
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Posted: 23 Oct. 2010,20:50 QUOTE

personally always find tilers the worst.

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