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Well, 13,000 bricks arrived  today on an artic which refused to back into the site.  Had to sort it of the road.  Offload went ok with the forks with one pack a bit mangled by the hiab which let go at the back of the site.  Spent the afternoon stacking bricks onto a pallet.

 

Waved off the artic load of 7n blocks due tomorrow to the mech yard to drop off as and when - it looks like they have swallowed the cost! 20T of sand that was due tomorrow came today after I was gone - it been dropped in the right place by a miracle.  Trench Blocks, cement, wall ties etc arrive tomorrow.  Steel frame on my bit comes in tomorrow and brickie kicks off Tuesaday.

 

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You are going to be a busy boy.  I suggest the extra Shredded Wheat is in order.

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Made the mistake of not bothering with dinner as the football was on (a terrible Spurs performance) so will stop off at the cafe in a minute!

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9 minutes ago, MortarThePoint said:

Have a long hard think about what lintels you might need and get then on site ASAP

 

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Send your lintel schedule to 2 or 3 suppliers well in advance.  It is a big discount market and you can get really stiffed if you need one in a hurry.

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Lintel schedule should be on the plans. I use Condell for them and send a list and get them all together on one order - usually get best price and merchant can’t match it. Plans get marked up and they then get sprayed with a number and the blockwork next to the opening gets the same treatment so there is no mix up as to what goes where. 

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I would hate to be building now. 2 doors short on a plot last week apparently 6-8 week lead time for the builders. 

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3 minutes ago, Oz07 said:

I would hate to be building now. 2 doors short on a plot last week apparently 6-8 week lead time for the builders. 

 

It is challenging to say the least. Even more so when doing it for the first time

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Thanks for the thoughts guys - we had a long lead in on this job so I spent the time getting most of the prices together from all and sundry. Quite useful as I now have no spare time at all even getting up at 5am!  Brickies rocked up today and the rain cleared up as the trench blocks arrived and we are just about out of the ground on the first plot - you get through a fair bit with 3 laying and 1 mixing!

 

I reckon that we will be out of the ground and waiting for the beam & block (well poly in my case) by the end of next week.  Floorspan are on a week or so lead on their eFloor so I will need to pull the trigger on that one soon.

 

Turns out that Cambs Water intend to connect up the 3 supplies starting tomorrow - they didn't tell me - I heard from the next door site - ordered a load of 25mm mDPE pipe this evening for the job as you want to minimise connections if possible but it won't be here until Thurs am - I think the water board are just going to have to suck it up.  tbh the guys doing the connections next door seemed fairly happy to spend a lot of the day sitting in their van so I can't imagine it is going to be a problem.

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