Archive for the ‘1.1) Stage One (up to finished floor level)’ Category

New Drains and Driveway (09Nov2008)

Sunday, November 9th, 2008


To make construction a little easier Mike M?ásuggested we could?ámake a new entrance above the cottage. We may not keep this but haven’t decided yet. It spoils the rear of the property a little because it was a nice sheltered area and?áwe imagined?áa small yard with a few chickens etc.

Finished Floor Level Complete! (09Nov2008)

Sunday, November 9th, 2008


Stage one complete!

Now we just need a little money from the bank and we will be on our way to having some walls….

Here are a few pictures of the floor area. The only part not yet done?áis the barn which will be sorted later.

Laying the concrete (31Oct08)

Friday, October 31st, 2008

?áOur Builders had a busy day today – the concrete was poured at 0800, and Mike was just finishng off at 1800……

The old barn gable looks a little lost growing out of the concrete slab – I hope I made the right decision to keep it.

Radon Barrier and Insulation(30Oct08)

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Ground work continues(27Oct08)

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Levelling the floor(24Oct08)

Friday, October 24th, 2008

In order to get an even finished floor level, there is a serious amount of filling on the south side of the building.

Start of the drainage(23Oct08)

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

This is the prep work for extra drainage pipes through the site?áand a new entrance onto the site which should make a difference for the builders. We decided that although this is an extra cost it makes much more sense to have it done now when the machinery is on site than chancing it and finding we need the work doing later (thanks to MM for pointing this out) The drainage at the road frontage has already been laid and covered.

Blocks arrive(20Oct08)

Monday, October 20th, 2008

This guy scared me when he delivered the blocks. Maybe it was the angle I was viewig from, but he seemed to be barely missing the cottage as he swung the blocks to the ground…….(I think i’m just getting paranoid!)

Disaster(17Oct08)

Friday, October 17th, 2008

I went back up to the site later this evening?á……….

Work continues(17Oct08)

Friday, October 17th, 2008

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