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About this blog

This is just an introduction to the blog I am doing at

https://tintabernacle.blogspot.com/

 

about the Timber Portal Frame we are doing/going to do.

 

It s easier to keep it all in one place so I will link the page in this Blog for you to check it out.

 

Entries in this blog

 

the concrete is (finally) done and it is.......a garage floor

As @Russell griffiths pointed Out numerous times... if you dont go over the poured slab often  and quick,  again and again , you be ending up with a garage floor. So we had the concrete ordered for morning and ready with 4guys to spread and level, tamper and float. Pouring went smooth. Pumping was good. But when we started tampering and levelling the concrete,  Murphys law kicked in: -concrete went off a lot faster than my groundworkers seen in quite a while -one Of the guy

Patrick

Patrick

1 House on 1 Lorry

1 House on 1 Lorry

In July also the I-Beams for the  timber frame and the OSB (or should i call it GOLD - prices went through the roof since i first had some quotes)arrived.   https://tintabernacle.blogspot.com/2021/09/1-house-on-1-lorry.html

Patrick

Patrick

Plinths wall , Garden Wall , Bricklaying ... PART2

Plinths wall , Garden Wall , Bricklaying ... PART2

After the Transport of the Materials was done , It only needed the beams spreading, bit of insulation in between and above , Underfloor heating in and a bit of a plinths wall built around the whole thing... and done. How long can this take - maybe 4-5weeks ?     https://tintabernacle.blogspot.com/2021/09/plinths-wall-garden-wall-bricklaying_3.html  

Patrick

Patrick

 

Plinths wall , Garden Wall , Bricklaying ... PART1

So after the RingBeam was finally done, it was just a very quick and unstressfull small step to have the Block and Beam (or better block and insualtion) floor done. Just kidding:   https://tintabernacle.blogspot.com/2021/09/plinths-wall-garden-wall-bricklaying.html  

Patrick

Patrick

Pooring concrete . Above Ground Ringbeam . Shuttering Burst . Concrete Explodes .

Pooring concrete . Above Ground Ringbeam . Shuttering Burst . Concrete Explodes .

Been a while. Had no time. Contrary to the rest of the world, i did not have a minute of rest in 2020 and even 2021 looks similar so far. Finally managed to update the blog... https://tintabernacle.blogspot.com/2021/03/the-ringbeam-is-in-or-above.html   Clickbaity headline , but i promise... Shuttering DID burst (even though nothing fatal) and Concrete DID explode (again , nothing fatal)   More in the blog . Cheers 🍻   P.S.: @Jeremy Harris , i am sti

Patrick

Patrick

above ground ringbeam . Underground Drainage and shuttering.

above ground ringbeam . Underground Drainage and shuttering.

So finally managed to update the blog. Seems like nothing happened , but a bit of progress still.   Now just have to get this monstrosity past Building Control . Challenging task but I will manage. As always. I can tell I will not become a Groundworker in this life . Or the next.   http://tintabernacle.blogspot.com/2020/05/rc-beam-or-ringbeam-preparation.html     Here are some entertaining pics from this : Above ground shuttering takes a bit of timbe

Patrick

Patrick

Piles going in

Piles going in

Finished the piles this week. Just need to cut them level now ones we have the ring beam forms in place. Then fill the lot with concrete and piles and ringbeam s done.   http://tintabernacle.blogspot.com/2019/12/piling.html?m=1  

Patrick

Patrick

 

The Tank Arrives

Very Brief one. The Piling Rig arrived. Finally . https://tintabernacle.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-tank-arrived.html     Piling next

Patrick

Patrick

Building over Sewer,  the admin side of it

Building over Sewer, the admin side of it

Been asking a few questions regarding this topic on the forum. It s nearly done and I can't see any hickups now, written permission should come in any day(or week) but has been a long way http://tintabernacle.blogspot.com/2019/10/building-over-sewer.html  

Patrick

Patrick

 

Setting out DIY

After getting some good advise on the forum (DON T DO IT!!! LEAVE IT TO THE PROS!!!) I decide to ignore that and buy some 2nd hand equipment on ebay. How hard can it be   http://tintabernacle.blogspot.com/2019/10/setting-out.html?m=1     It wasn't. Just time consuming. At the end it always is a question of wether it is cheaper doing it yourself or if it actually would have saved £££ getting a pro in.   My case for doing it myself (as much as poss

Patrick

Patrick

BUILDING REGULATIONS and construction plans

BUILDING REGULATIONS and construction plans

Been discussed plenty of times on the forum here. Building regs. Here's my experience :   http://tintabernacle.blogspot.com/2019/10/building-regulations-plans-and-building.html?m=1   At the very beginning, around 3.5years ago, it wasn't clear to me at all what the difference between Planning Permission and Building Regulations are. I didn't understand why you need two different set of plans and what different professionals are involved and why. It took me around 2 years

Patrick

Patrick