My garage build

Stoosal

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Took us ten years to make a garden which we removed in six hours by digger. We’re back to where we started ten years ago!

Foundations dug and about 30ish tons of soil dug out. 5.5 cubic metres of concrete
poured in today and brickies in tomorrow to lay first course of approx. 990 concrete blocks.
 

pappajohn

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I would have sloped that soil bank to 45°.
Save it collapsing onto the garage wall later and causing damp ingress problems.... Or do you have a plan?
 
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Plan in progress.......structural engineer recommended gabions filled with stones.....it’s almost solid rock and gave digger a bit of a hammering to get it that far back......then graded to top of gabions.
 

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Shame you didn't have a rhododendron Bush in there, I would have made a special trip up for it.
I just trimmed hers back.... With the chainsaw to a stump.
My life is hell at the moment. :cry:

Not being related to Percy Thrower I didn't know what it was but it was overgrown to me.
 

skylinersi

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Shame you didn't have a rhododendron Bush in there, I would have made a special trip up for it.
I just trimmed hers back.... With the chainsaw to a stump.
My life is hell at the moment. :cry:

Not being related to Percy Thrower I didn't know what it was but it was overgrown to me.
jesus.......you trimmed her bush with a chainsaw?????o_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_O:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::D
 
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Stoosal

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Builders back after a few days hols.

Gabions built for retaining wall along with 10 tons of gabion stone ready for filling.

Drainage pipe for retaining wall dug in. Founds backfilled.

Floor scraped back and compacted ready for hardcore.
 
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Stoosal

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Kerb laid between garage/workshop.

Hard core laid, compacted and damp proof sheeting laid.

Another 20 odd ton soil/rubble away.

Been a busy day!
 

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Great job (y) although it does look as if you have a whole load of hillside to help keep in place.

Love the pics and the project :cool:,

All the best,

Andrew
 
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