We have finally broken ground for our new garage and studios development. What a nightmare it has been with Cheshire East Buildings Control! The trench is far deeper than we think is needed however they insisted we dig down to fresh clean clay and have added about 18 inches onto the depth we had originally planned. Buildings control have now finally given the go-ahead and last Tuesday we spent two hours pouring the concrete. Weather permitting hope to lay the foundation’s trench blocks next week.
22/Sept Been delayed a bit by these storms. Might now be next week.
29/Sept Sand & trench Blocks delivered, We can start building next week!
October Foundations half-built, getting cold now, building to resume the other side of winter!
1/April Following three, yes three visits from building control, and thus two structural surveyors reports, we finally have the go-ahead to build the garage floor the way we want. Hoping to start after Easter, Yea!
May We have started the lift… at last!
6/June Paused due to FAB festival. Gonna wait as the scaffolding needed will be in the way during FAB
10/July Our bricklayers are away finishing another job so John has decided to teach himself bricklaying and in doing so has laid another 5 courses of bricks so the walls are now over head height. Hoping scaffolding will go up within a fortnight and bricklayers can then finish the job.
20/July The bricklayers have decided the other job was easier and bailed out so John has decided to do it himself.
October Almost ready to put the roof trusses on but due to the lead time on the woodwork the trusses wouldn’t arrive until November so thats it for this year! Will resume next March…