Archive for October, 2011

Steel going up

October 28, 2011 Leave a comment

After a bit of delay, as the structural engineer didn’t seem to realize that the house was on multiple levels and was just looking at a plan view, they have started erecting the steel frame…


Curved glass goes between those two vertical steels below:20111028-192713.jpg

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Steel arrived

October 22, 2011 Leave a comment


The steel has arrived. That large one is surprisingly large! They start putting it up on Monday.

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Foundation pour day update

October 13, 2011 Leave a comment

7pm and they are still working hard. It’s starting to look good though. I am well chuffed that the foundation pour seems to have gone OK. 18 concrete lorries later (180 cubic yards of concrete) we seem to have a foundation slab that looks good. Lots more photos on my Facebook page. Lets hope it dries OK and doesn’t crack…

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Big day today: Foundation concrete pour and ordering the windows

October 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Today is a big day as we are pouring the concrete and ordering the windows. I will post another article later on the windows (not as simple as you’d think windows), but here are some photos of the start of the concrete pour. They will be pouring all day from dawn ’til dusk.

First concrete truck arrives