Driveway Progress

Adam2

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IMG_20200302_102757.thumb.jpg.7b900413275bc6ac3f861d99b6157ef1.jpgFollowing the screw pile install this week we had the steel framework installed. Lovely job. Only 1 issue where 1 beam which is below current ground level was blocked by a large concrete slab that we didn't expect - solution was to fit it about 50mm higher than the rest which will be fine if we cover in concrete. 

 

Now that's in, we can order the beam and block. Just waiting on SE to confirm a slight change to that. So probably 2-3 weeks until the area is ready for storage etc but great progress. Even got a hornbeam installed to provide some screening for the neighbours. 

 

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So is this raised steel platform your driveway?

 

Gosh that's a "challenging" site

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Can you show us a picture from the other side, where’s the house. Phew that’s taken some planning 

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Yes not the easiest site but steep sites can bring some nice views though also plenty of risks.

 

In an earlier blog post I'm standing in front of the drive entrance and this is to the left of that - this platform expanding the drive/parking area by about 75%. The house will be to the right of this and I'll dig out a pic and post up how that's looking from my phone. So far I've been juggling the platform and the garden as that is also a slope so been stripping that and adding in improved retaining structures using plenty of gabions. Fingers crossed will be digging founds for lowest floor of house over next 2 weeks. 

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Extra pic added showing 10% of the gabions. In that area we were careful to maintain ground level near the pine trees. 

[fixed pine typo!]

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23 hours ago, Taff said:

Can you show us a picture from the other side, where’s the house. Phew that’s taken some planning 

Here you go, that must be about 12m overall in gabions, am standing on the soakaway which is below 2.5m! House will one day be on top of the sandpit! 😀 

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Impressive whooohooo! You’ve even taken time out to plant something, what’s the brown building at the top?

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23 hours ago, Adam2 said:

ground level near the pube trees

 

Love the site, but what's a pube tree?

 

I can't see an obvious typo.

 

*very innocent face*

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Cheers @Taff we're happy with things so far. The brown building is a neighbour who temporarily has an upgraded view 🙂 It's a bit hard to tell the depth of the site from the photo but there is plenty of space up there our house.

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4 minutes ago, Ferdinand said:

 

Love the site, but what's a pube tree?

 

Yeah, I'm not sure either 🙂

 

But totally innocent, the U is next to the I and the B is next to the N. That's what happens when I try and type on my phone. Better not use my phone for work emails!!!

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20 minutes ago, Ferdinand said:

 

Love the site, but what's a pube tree?

 

I can't see an obvious typo.

 

*very innocent face*

Is it not a tree that produces pubes! It’s similar to the money tree that the mrs thinks we have!

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12 minutes ago, Taff said:

Is it not a tree that produces pubes! It’s similar to the money tree that the mrs thinks we have!

 

I''m very innocent - pure as the driven snow in fact.

 

Why did you think of that?

 

I feel corrupted.

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