Russell griffiths

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  1. Russell griffiths

    Min pipe coverage.

    Evening, can anybody point me in the right direction what is the minimum soil coverage over the top of a drain run, 1. If it was running parallel with the house and going to have a concrete foot path over it, no vehicle access. Thanks. Russ.
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    Template for scaffold tie points.

    I like kwickstage as I’m bloody short, I find the standard lift height for me is too high, so I like that I can customise it myself.
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    Template for scaffold tie points.

    I would specify (independent scaffold) this is basically a scaffold that has two rows of standards so can stand on its own, so independently from the building.
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    Sole plate bedding, mortar or dry?

    I would also use a foam type strip on top of the dpc, no matter how level your blockwork there will be gaps, so some type of sealing must be needed somehow. I know you will seal it with your airtight layer but having the sole plate sealed wouldn’t hurt.
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    Fork lift

    Already got a tracked excavator, and it helps me do all those jobs that are too heavy for one bloke, im thinking the handyness of being able to lift all the pallets of blocks for the block n beam floor and drop them all in position will be a godsend, I’ve also got 3 glue lam beams in the roof that could do with lifting up im good on the spanner’s I think the drama is the vat as I would lose possibly £1800 in vat. I can hire one no problem as I have accounts with a couple of plant companies, it’s just never having it there when I actually need it. Ho hum, more thinking.
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    Template for scaffold tie points.

    What happened to them being deemed a bit dangerous? have they re,designed the system and added some more tie ins. I haven’t seen them used since the early 90,s
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    Template for scaffold tie points.

    I didn’t think they used it any more. How do you get a 30mm putlock in a 10 mm brick joint, unless it is not face work.
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    Fork lift

    Aimed mainly at those that have completed their build how many times would a telehandler have been useful if you had of had one would you have done things that you put off i have a 100m driveway that I can’t get an artic down, I’m wondering how many trucks are going to come without an HIAB my build is going to be icf with a beam and block floor trying to work out the depreciation as I won’t be able to sell it with vat so will take a hit on that at the very least.
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    Building regs approval

    Ours wants £575 for approval of all plans and all site inspections. Will be the cheapest part of our build so far.
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    Template for scaffold tie points.

    I think unless I am wrong that this type of scaffold was outlawed many moons ago, i have not seen a putlock type set up in years, if your scaffolding company suggests this method I would tell them to jog on. It messes up the face brickwork with fat joins, and was prone to not being very safe. Are they still using it where you are ?
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    Building regs approval

    Sorry, we will be using the local Authority, I can’t see any reason why someone would use a private company when our local council are so cheap I had to ask if the price was correct.
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    Building regs approval

    So we are in the middle of compiling our building regs stuff, on talking to my architect he stated that we can submit our drawings and then after 48hours start work, im confused as I thought they had to be approved first. Im not talking about a building notice which I know about, this is a full plans submission. Anybody ?
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    Fasteners: humble but (for me) amazing.

    Yea but not nearly as much fun as the Hilti, kabooom,
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    Motivating other people is one thing, but ....

    Just my two cents worth. The last place I built I did it just like a job i was on site at 8am and stopped for lunch every day without fail and went home at 4.30, I never stay late, if somebody wanted a meeting at 5 I would say no, I’m going home for a beer come tomorrow i never worked on it at the weekend except for going and picking finishes and fittings. I intend doing exactly the same with this one, although I live 2 minutes walk from the new plot I never stepped foot on it all weekend, I don’t think you can let it consume you, you need to look forward to getting on site on Monday, first thing I do when I turn up is make a coffee and lean on the shed and make a rough order of things that need doing that day, any phone calls get written on a white board in the site office and are made in a half hour period after lunch, if you were closer I would come up and give you a hand, is there any way to set up a forum labour exchange.
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    Land grabbing — anyone done it?

    My friend did it, when he fenced it hr used rusty angle iron as posts and put them in all wonky then put rusty chain link on it to pretend it had been there for years.