Saturday, 7 March 2015

Another sure sign of Spring.



Yesterday morning a huge orange lorry, complete with crane, arrived up at the barn.

It contained 300 concrete blocks, 200 7cm wide bricks, 3 tonnes of sand, loads of concrete beams with their interlocking blocks, some metal grills for the concrete flooring, and a few other bits and pieces.

Now that temperatures are on the rise, work will start again on the barn. Most of the above will be used to construct 2 bathrooms, a pantry, and a music room/guest bedroom. There might also be a bit left over for a fire pit and some sort of primitive outdoor cooker.

The delivery lorry was wonderful. The lifting crane was radio controlled which meant that the driver could move around and drop the stuff exactly where he/I wanted it. I'd not seen that before.

Right; no excuses, I suppose I'd better get wall building.



21 comments:

  1. Here too when I built a small apartment to my son near my house the lorry came with that radio control (4 years ago), I was amazed too.

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  2. You are going to be busy installing that lot. Lady M. will know where to find you for the next few months.

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  3. Wow! That's a lot of...stuff! You're going to be busy.

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    1. I do have a man coming in to help.

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  4. I was going to ask if you are doing it single handed, but you just answered that question! Do you have a timescale for the finished build?

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    1. Not really. As long as there's a loo and some kind of kitchen before summer, we'll be happy. My son and family should be there then.

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  5. I get the impression you are building yourself a village!

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  6. So you will be missing presumed building for a while then. As I always say, look after your back!
    Twiggy

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    1. I wish you'd said that yesterday.... I'm suffering.

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  7. Looks like you've got about 6 tonnes to shift.

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  8. I admire you for doing much of the work yourself. We too experienced the radio controlled delivery - most impressive. I think I want one.

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  9. There looks like a lot of backache involved with that little lot - not quite the sign of spring I expected to find.

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  10. Pictures of progress as you go please.

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  11. Have you got the septic tank in yet?

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    1. Yes.... It's huge, with miles of 'soakaway' piping.

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    2. Ah very good. A good soakaway is a must.

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