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Yesterdays progress; more groundworks with a fair bit to go before digging the footings. Uncovered some old outbuilding foundations and concrete slabs that need to be removed to make way for the new drainage system and driveway levels:
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Also and a huge old tree stump that took some time/effort to get out:
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A bit of lockdown home learning / work experience for my lads Birthday today :D
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Old tree stumps are evil to get out!
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We spent some time considering different lift options, in the end we went 2 post as it provides the best level of flexibility, worst way you might have to strap down the front depending on on what you are doing.
I must admit to being a bit nervous to put my friends MGB on the ramp and only in this circumstance would I prefer a 4 post ramp till I've see how rotten it is.
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looking good there mate!

im in the process of knocking down my old shed at the back of the garage and making that into a machine shop, i cant wait for it to be finished!
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Steady progress with the ground works; levelled most of the area ready for the garage footings to go in next week. Also removed the dilapidated boundary wall and cleared the trees/hedges to be replaced by a new boundary wall 19m(L) x 2m(T).

You can see the footprint of the garage starting to take shape below. Also the gap in the boundary on the left hand side where the new wall is going:

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Rapidly burning through the budget with seven grab wagons required to clear the waste, hopefully just a few more to go at £200 a pop! Still a huge saving in comparison to standard builders skips, with each grab wagon taking a minimum of 3x skip loads! :thumbup:

The old trees/hedges were chipped and removed from site (£300). Just the problem of that giant tree stump to get rid, Will probably end up burying it, as can’t find anyone willing to take it :cry:
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Thats going to be a massive garage!
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Slight delay due to bad weather, but the footings finally went in today. They ended up a fair bit wider than needed, as the sides kept caving in. At least they’ll be nice and strong, especially with the added rebar.

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Also got the footings in for the 19m boundary wall :)
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That’s going to be massive!
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andybond wrote: Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:52 pm That’s going to be massive!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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