Ramp and decking

Thedreamer

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Hello,

 

It’s been around two months since we moved in. After a brief period of enjoying the summer and the new house we have made a push towards getting our completion certificate.

 

We got our air test which came back as 3.33.

 

We got the property registered for Council tax, pleased the assessor rated the property as a band D.

 

The last bit of major building work has been the construction of the ramp and decking. We always knew that because of the ground conditions and the suspended timber floor our ramp was going to be higher than your average. After considering many different options we decided to build one out of Siberian Larch, which allowed us to have just a single order and the joiners could do the two together. I’ll need to apply some non-slip oil in the next few weeks.

 

Here is one of the ramp

 

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And the decking.

 

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As with many self builders I now have an abundance of wooden pallets.

 

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I broke a few of them up and started on this.

 

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It’s a wood store. Still some finishing touches required.

 

What’s next, all being well, hopefully a final inspection and completion. Other jobs which won’t hold this up, but on the to do list are proper downpipes and ordering gravel for around the house.

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Looking amazing! Must be such a great feeling when its all said and done (well its never done is it!)

 

Can I ask how does it work in regards to moving in without having a completion certificate? I have heard of a temporary habitation certificate or something along those lines, is this easy to obtain?

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Let us know how you get on with the ramp and DC,

 

I have just started my ramp in timber and if BC raise any issues I want an example I can show them to say "well this one passed"

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13 hours ago, soapstar said:

Looking amazing! Must be such a great feeling when its all said and done (well its never done is it!)

 

Can I ask how does it work in regards to moving in without having a completion certificate? I have heard of a temporary habitation certificate or something along those lines, is this easy to obtain?

 

Thanks @soapstar

 

We were quite close to be being finished, but I believe you need the bare necessities to live there (kitchen, bathroom). The electrical and fire safety certificates had to be uploaded before the certificate was granted. 

 

We stayed with my wife parents just up by and could move in when the certificate was granted. I also registered for council tax and tv licence at that time to be squeaky clean.

 

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13 hours ago, ProDave said:

Let us know how you get on with the ramp and DC,

 

I have just started my ramp in timber and if BC raise any issues I want an example I can show them to say "well this one passed"

 

@ProDave yes no problem. If IIRC from previous threads you have a bit of raised ground so your's won't be as long?

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Yes it will be quite short and won't go round a corner like yours.

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