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!
Smoothing the surface and on to load 4
A foundation to be proud of!