Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Chippings, Plastic Liner and Oversite

This shot shows the recently set concrete aprox 8 inches thick, which forms the oversite , which is principally a layer of concrete used to seal the earth under the ground floor of a house. The Oversite concrete is poured on to a layer of plastic which sits onto a flat bed of levelled chippings.

This is another view showing the Oversite.

A View from the south.

We have also created a layer of the rubble from the demolished walls and placed them at the entrance of the cottage, this will form the base of the parking area which we will eventually dress with gravel, you can see we have put down some chippings over the rubble to create a flat and even surface.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Footings at Tillicks Cottage

The Footings were excavated in good weather and filled with 8 cubic meters of concrete delivered by one cement mixer. David and Tom then spent 3 days putting in the footings which can be seen in the following images. the Footings have a 100 mm damp course and  are 3 blocks deep, part of the damp course will be filled with cement before putting in soil pipes and cement for the under floor level.

View of the rear lean-To which will have the downstairs cloakroom, heat pump cupboard and utility room

View of the Side extension footings.

Side extension  from the south of the Cottage

Another view of the rear extension