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.
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!