stoning

Our groundworker Greg showing off his skills with the digger. This timelapse video captures installation of 20+ tonnes of hardcore that forms a base for the house. Drainage and ducting for incoming services will be recessed in this layer before insulation arrives on site in August.

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groundworks

So, after securing planning permission in February and long 4 months of purchasing the site we have started on site on the hottest day of 2016, 19th July. A 14 tonne Volvo digger made a quick job of excavating down to formation level and using the spoil to form a new ramp between the two levels on site. Our single storey passivhaus will be founded on an insulated concrete raft. Exciting times ahead!

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