Tyneside Society
of Model and Experimental Engineers
Preparation
the foundation
Erecting the building
Cladding
Floor
Windows
Interior
Kitchen
Toilet!
Ceilings
Outdoor area

August 17th 2015

Day 1 and the contractors move in to mark out the site.

    

Day 3, all is going well. The deeper trench for the building to rest on can be seen, with a shallower centre area for the floor area.

       

The first load of dolomite arrives and is soon starting to be used.

       

      


Day 7 - All is going well despite thunder & lightening through the night!

        

Day 8 - the initial digging & filling with hardcore is almost complete. 

    

However all the soil etc. that has been dug out is temporarily around the old clubhouse!



Day 10 the digging is complete & the sewer pipe laid in the hardcore



A gas membrane is laid over the hardcore

     



and one of my particular favourite features - the drain for, among other things, a toilet!!!



Next step is the steel work around which the concrete will be poured.

    

Day 13 - The rebar is in place on its 'chairs' ready for the building inspector.

   
    


Day 15 - The building inspector said 'yes' so time for the first concrete pour.

         

The mixer arrives & Ian wheels i the first of many barrow loads.

      

     

    

   


Mission accomplished thanks to the skills & efforts of the contractors & the hard work of the wheelbarrow squad!

   

Once the initial pour was hard, the site was prepared with shuttering and steel reinforcement.

       

September 15th - Finally the main pour - 5 cement mixers worth of concrete, too much for wheel barrows, so mechanical help was be used!

Load 1

       
Load 2

       

Load 3
    

Smoothing the surface and on to load 4

     

Load 5

    

A foundation to be proud of!


















 

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