My dad and I have had a few busy weekends wince the last time I wrote about the extension!
Easiest to go through it in pictures:
|The cavity under the ground level has been filled with a light concrete mix|
|Drainage has been added, pea gravel around all pipes.|
I also built a man hole from scratch.
|Drainage in the house surrounded by peas gravel and hardcore added to the slab|
|Sand blinding added so the plastic won't get damaged|
|Plastic added - this made a huge play pen for the youngest!|
|6 inches of insualtion added to be under the concrete floor|
|Plastic to go between the insualtion and plastic as well! (build regs requirement)|
|Wet concrete being laid - the grid pattern is the reinforcing in the concerete slab|
|Tamping the concrete roughly level - to lay the concrete we also had the help of one of dads workers Andy! |
Got it mixed and laid in an afternoon.
|Floating up the concrete late at night|
|A nice finish on the concrete - this will be the tiled floor of the kitchen eventually!|
It's certainly been busy around here!
Yesterday and today are being spent getting ready for Dill the brick layer who is coming tomorrow. I've load the slab out with blocks, got all the starter bars in the walls, moved bricks so they're nice and close and made sure he's got plenty of sand and cement. Anything to keep him efficient and save me money!
Exciting times now - can't wait to see this going up!