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  1. Try going that fast in my first car. ... A Wartburg Knight Estate. ... I could get 60 ... downhill ... with a following wind. Really loved it though
  2. technology

    Hey up - ahm from yorkshire tha knows - and I know we were wireless back then - talked wi arr voices and we din't need wires
  3. technology

    I've put it on a reminder list - sounds like fun
  4. technology

    Trying to avoid what I can do nothing about nationally - too busy stressing about what I can't control with my own new build. Maybe proud to be Yorkshire lol Looks interesting but no information on that link as to what they found
  5. After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, Canadian scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago. Not to be outdone by their neighbours, in the weeks that followed, an American archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet and shortly after published an article in the New York Times: "American archaeologists, finding traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their Ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than the Canadians". Just one week later, the British authorities reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in North Yorkshire, Jack Arkwright, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely f*ck all. Jack has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Britain had already gone wireless." Makes one proud to be British, doesn't it.
  6. Atterberg Testing

    Passive slab? Hoping not to have to go down the raft route but would like to know more about this, and it;s benefits. Do you know of an informative website where I can find out a bit more please?
  7. Atterberg Testing

    I think you are right, I don't think she knew what was actually being tested and was just telling me the various things that it could be. So - if it is plasticity. is that something that has to be kept in certain conditions for a period of time? I wouldn't have thought so.
  8. Atterberg Testing

    Thanks. It's fixed based on certain assumptions with variables built in for certain aspects that we knew were possible The architect herself isn't a structural engineer but her partner is and he is doing the calculations, I love that points are raised on here. Doing things by myself, I'm trying to keep on top of everything and make sure people have relevant quals and experience but there are so many details it is very easy to miss something and these responses give me a ind of checklist
  9. Atterberg Testing

    Yes I've been told informally as well that everything is fine for normal footings but my architect won't budge and do me the drawings until we get the results. She won't even tell me if she thinks piled footings will be ok or if we are going to need a raft. We are pretty sure that pilings will be fine. I think part of the problem is she has told building regs it is a 3 storey building rather than a very small split level that is part one storey and part 2 storey and they have based their demands on that without looking at the drawings.
  10. Atterberg Testing

    Thanks They have already got the samples - from the company that did the boreholes. I don't know who the labs are. The woman at the borehole company told me a week to start with and is now saying could be a fortnight because of what the testing involves - heat and pressure for certain lengths of time.
  11. Atterberg Testing

    Trial holes not good enough for my structural engineer. 4 bore holes to 4 metres and then Atterberg testing on the samples - constantly putting the build further out although they have started ground clearance today so we should have a more level playing field so to speak. Clearing the ground and also diffing the hole for the porosity testing. I was told to start with that Atterberg testing on the soil samples takes a week but now they are suggesting it may be closer to a fortnight. Does anyone know how long the testing takes. Even googling it isn't helping me Photo one hour in on ground clearance. They wer here before 8 ready to start at 8 on the dot
  12. Why insulate

    A bit tongue in cheek BUT my immediate reaction was 'those that don't care' (not necessarily conservative) and 'those that can't care'
  13. Hi

    @ProDave It's priced at a level that anyone would be mad to buy at - but at the top end of what will be realistic when everything is finished. If someone really really wants it at that price then I would be prepared to move in with my son and rent for a while. If my builder is right and it only takes 3 months to build (yeah right!) then I could probably delay completion until moving day anyway. If it sells, there is plenty of delay I can build in as there would be all sorts of legal issues as the boundary won't be properly sorted.
  14. Hi

    The house that I hope to live in whilst the new one is being built is now up for sale!!!! I'm funding the build with a bridging loan and one of the company's conditions is that the house that is security is up for sale because statistics say it take 8 to 9 months in this area to sell an house. It's not ready to sell and I'm certainly not ready to sell it BUT for sale it is. Thank **** that there is a new breed of Estate Agents, £99 and within 2 hours, - my own photos and description, and it is up there on Right Move etc,
  15. Site insurance sorted

    Please could you give me the site address for Self Build Insurance as searching that brings up lots of companies but I can't find one with that name Thanks Oops - No worries - just found it - thanks anyway