Russell griffiths

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  1. Russell griffiths

    Tricky retaining wall.

    Gabion baskets on the lower level and another row on the upper level.
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    Does the council class DIY as Construction

    If they are having to put up with construction noise in the week, wouldn’t it be nice to give them a break at the weekend. It depends what tool you are using and when, nail gun at 7pm, nope your not being a nice neighbour. Doing some painting at 9pm what’s the problem i think you need to evaluate each job and work out if you would like it, I personaly would have the hump with you.
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    Chopping back reveal plasterwork without removing windows

    Chop back the reveal plaster, if old window is a bit loose whack some angle brackets on them screwed into reveal, remove these when new windows turn up.
  4. That last place was probably the most poorly finished, load of crap I have seen in a long time. I hope he never has to change that thermal store once the house is finished.
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    Cheap garage

    You will need a full site fence as part of your public liability insurance, make it a good one.
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    Cheap garage

    You won’t want to double handle them, get them unloaded on to your slab, who would want to steal them ?🤔🤔
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    Mid build fire risks, what & how?

    Imho, mid build fire risk in a brick n block home would be so minimal I wouldn’t give it a second thought. However flood risk is far higher up there, every evening check everything is dry and how it should be. On my last place a plumbing apprentice decided to leave a leak in a newly fitted kitchen cupboard, whilst rushing to get to the pub on a Friday, I called in an hour later to check they had locked up properly to find a damp patch on the floor. They where given the heave ho on Monday morning. A far higher risk I believe.
  8. Somebody on here has just started the exact same thing, they discounted durisol and went with nudura as it was easier to build in the stanchions. Cant remember who sorry.
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    Drainage connection

    KASPLOSH. sorry that was no help but it made me chuckle.
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    Hot and cold copper pipes

    Insulation on the cold pipe before you cross over it.
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    Power float concrete floor

    I think the problem you have is the specification you asked for a power floated floor, you have one. Did you ask for it to have a shiny surface like the ones you see in b+q ? did you specify the tolerance? the main problem is contractors are not used to supplying something not normal what you have is perfectly acceptable to 90% of customers, but as self builders we are looking for something better if you had been in America or Australia that floor is far below standard but in England for a garage floor it is probably better than 90% of what is normally carried out.
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    Lifting heavy RSJ

    So that went well, picked up the two gennie lifts at 8 am and beam in position at 12 ish not a job for the faint hearted this is how I work and have done for years do a risk assessment for everything not one on paper, in your head, look at what you want to do and work out your plan, then add in everything that could go wrong. Then work out the better way reducing the chance of a cock up. I decided to lift the beam and build the scaffold as it as it went up, lift beam build a bit more scaffolding
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    Power float concrete floor

    What time in the day was it finished.
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    Power float concrete floor

    That’s shit, but I have the opposite opinion of Jeremy, its been hit with the power float whilst a bit tacky which is fine, but it should have been done again with the blades angled flatter to shine it right up.
  15. TBH I was very impressed with both the people building last night, I don’t have many good thoughts regarding the younger generation and think the majority of 20-30 year olds are a bunch of wasters, however I was pleasantly surprised by the chubby lad and his misses. Well done to both builders, ( I was going to say couples, but she gave him the elbow) hope he finds a better model and the old one is jealous as hell.