Dad came over on the weekend so we could start on the porch and a little project in the back garden. He came in his usual style, with lots of equipped and machinery, there was even a different dumper for me to play with (I'm not aloud on the digger when he's here!).
|The front door before work started.|
|The overgrown area of the back garden. The picture doesn't show it but there's an old dog pen in that mess that needed pulling out with the digger|
|Removing some horribly invasive shrub. Unfortunately it also showed us how unstable the garden wall is in the back garden.|
|Digging the footings for the porch. I did very little with a spade, most was done with the digger, luckily|
|The footings dug. even though it's just the porch we went to the same depth as the house footings. Building inspector was happy.|
|Concrete poured in. I went for quite a deep fill as it saves a lot of brick and block work.|
|Dad's dog found it hard work as well!|
I've got a bricklaying friend coming round on Monday to bring the brick and block work up to damp, plus some jobs in the garden and to see what he suggests with the wobbly wall. Hopefully the porch won't take too long and then we can crack on with the extension, although I'm sure it's my bits that will take the time!