Preparation for building

Some of the members have been preparing the way to allow ground works to commence with a view to getting started with a new workshop / store. We have some ideas about what we want to do, so the first stage was to mark out the ground, clear away the pallets that had been deposited there, and get ready to bring in a contractor to level the site in preparation for installing the accommodation.

Hard at work?
Ground pegged out
Pallets cleared away
Danger – man at work!

Great progress in early May 2021: the site has now been prepared and levelled, and a cable trench dug and a conduit installed for the electricity supply.

Good progress!
But it wasn’t all hard work for everyone.
The machinery did the majority of the work.
They also serve who sit and watch.
Is it level?
The end of the trench.
What’s Stewart looking at?
Hope they remembered to put in the pull-through!
Termination – and determination!

Materials were then required to finalise the site preparation. Slabs from a member, and other materials purchased from a builders’ merchant, have now been installed to allow the portacabin to be installed. It’s getting exciting now, despite some members expressing concern over the risk of developing trench foot in the muddy conditions that we experienced on some days!

Slabs along the sides of the site to improve access. 26/05/2021
Still 26/05/2021 but oh, was it muddy!
28/05/2021 – a bit better as we put down a weed-resistant membrane and covered it with hardcore
Starting to look ready for the container to arrive! 28/05/2021

2 thoughts on “Preparation for building

  1. Latest update is that Stewart and Alister have identified some containers and put a request in for pricing on one. The prices of containers have rocketed due both to Covid and China not exporting one trip units for the past year. However we’re on the case!

  2. Above now changed due to serious pricing issues to a new approach courtesy of our site clearance contractor who alerted us to a second hand portacabin type shed which we are hoping to have delivered to site as early as next week. Watch the website for details and photos in due course

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