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  1. Hi all, I have already posted a similar question in another forum but I decided I'll ask here as well. I would like to get to know as much as I can about building houses and extensions etc. I am looking for the most comprehensive resources (mainly books) that are available on the market. I want to learn as much as I can from arriving on site and clearing the site, digging the foundations, the civils, the waste, the storm water, the water connections, pouring the foundations, the rising walls, floor slabs, blockwork, brickwork, dry lining, skimming, plastering, plumbing, electrical, joinery, roofing, and everything in between. Any recommendations?
  2. So, as our build comes closer, who has done there own groundwork? pre foundation work including trenches to receive services from the road. Our ground floor is 140m2. We are building on an old orchard so I need to fell a few apple trees and possibly a walnut. Because we have trees we have yet to find out if we need to big down to 2m instead of the 1.2m standard. Soil survey will tell us this, so is getting a digger myself before to do this? Should I buy one or hire one? As you may tell by the question, I want to do what I can myself, 1. for the experience 2. to save money. Any advise?
  3. So finally managed to update the blog. Seems like nothing happened , but a bit of progress still. Now just have to get this monstrosity past Building Control . Challenging task but I will manage. As always. I can tell I will not become a Groundworker in this life . Or the next. http://tintabernacle.blogspot.com/2020/05/rc-beam-or-ringbeam-preparation.html Here are some entertaining pics from this : Above ground shuttering takes a bit of timber Give over - it s gonna be inside a pile of concrete anyways ? Let s just assume this will hold.
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