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doctor Bob

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They are the blocks for a block and beam floor, whether they have special properties I dont know, there is still 170mm of floor to go on top of this of which 100mm is insulated foam board.
 

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Day 23, block and beam floor finished.
Rainwater harvester to be installed today.
Hopefully blockwork starts on friday.

I am sorting a container for the garden then the old shed can go and the cart shed come granny annex foundations can be dug.

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Looking good Dr.Bob I think you made the right decision about running the job.

I had my underfloor insulation delivered the other day, I just need a few clear days to get it down. Windows almost made, just need to learn about spraying, and which hvlp system to get.

Did you decide whether you are going to do your own windows and doors?

I was going to give you a shout the other day as I was down in the big city doing a concrete worktop, but spending the evenings in the friendly surroundings of the Grosvenor casino poker room, doesn't sound like you have the time for a game of cards though!

Enjoying the installations.

Keep up the good work

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Should have done, a group of us play every 6 weeks.

Doors and windows by others now, to busy to do them.
 

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Retaining wall for patio started, rain harvester hole started.
Block work on house starting today.

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Well we had the first "issue" over the last 2 days, I wanted open plan between the kitchen and lounge (I'll fit a big 2000 x 1600mm sliding door). I was told it would be no problem. Then told on Friday that it couldn't happen because there was a supporting pillar there.
After much discussion and some quick calculations we think there is a solution. Half the workers can't understand why I want it open plan and half love it........... so be interesting to see what it turns out like, If I hate it then at least I can just brick it up, but couldn't do the reverse.

Internet is slow so i'll post pics up later.
 

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So room shapes now visible, to give you an idea of sizes the guy is in the kitchen 6x5m, he's walking towards the open plan opening into the lounge 6x5m. The other rooms are hallway (center front), dining room (right front) behind that is utility room and to the left of the hallway is the study.

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Regarding GSHP, if you get the UFH designed to operate at a low flow temperature (this will tighten up the pipe centres) then you always have the option to revert to a heat pump in the future.
 

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doctor Bob":247d034j said:
So room shapes now visible, to give you an idea of sizes the guy is in the kitchen 6x5m, he's walking towards the open plan opening into the lounge 6x5m. The other rooms are hallway (center front), dining room (right front) behind that is utility room and to the left of the hallway is the study.

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At last some workers! I thought you where having it built by vampires!

Pete
 

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A few minor errors cropping up but nothing major, just frustrating as it is just down to lack of communication between sub contractors. Luckily I know the drawings inside out and the building detail, came home tonight and spotted an error in 2 secs, simple correction but shouldn't be happening.

Pics tomorrow, scaffolding goes up end of next week.
 

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Glad you're on top of it! As its looking, good, good, good!
Thanks for the pics, Rodders
 

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Do appreciate the photos doctor Bob..I enjoy watching the way the UK builds homes, as compared to our ways, here in the US. Most informative. Thank you.
 
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