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We're building a family home in South Cheshire, relocating from Worcestershire to be nearer to family. 

 

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Piling & Ground Beam Completed

Piling & Ground Beam Completed

Time for another blog post as we now have 50 piles completed and a nice shiny ground beam linking them all together.   The pilers took 6 days to drive the 50 bottom driven steel cased piled into situ just before Christmas, this was two blokes and a fairly shiny new looking piling rig. The rig, in its simplest form, was a 500Kg weight on a string that was capable of being raised and dropped repeatedly. It had some very fancy hydraulic outriggers and a track that could vary its width, bu

Andrew

Andrew

First Blog Post

First Blog Post

It's a bit overdue but this is the first post of our build. The start was a long time coming, the idea to do a self-build struck in May 2017 when I spotted a plot on Rightmove which happened to be exactly equidistant between my family and my wife's family. With a young child and ageing grandparents the idea of relocating to be nearer to family appealed, as did the idea of building a house.   Purchasing the plot was not without challenges and the legal side took about 9 months. Most of

Andrew

Andrew