Time and roads wait for no man…

We began digging the barn foundations last week, but then a query was raised regarding the road, so diverted the digger to something else whist the query was resolved. We began moving the piles of waste material and reserved slate from one side of the car park to the other…

… with Mike driving the motorised wheelbarrow!

We temporarily fenced off the trench with some hazard warning tape, and the next day…

…we collected the approved barriers and signage on ten-day loan, i.e. for the duration of our Form N permissions.

We tried to take a snap from one of the bedrooms to show the scale of the diggings but, sadly, it hasn’t really worked…

…but perhaps the scale is better seen with Alistair standing in them.

We are facing quite a challenge in that we have hit bedrock in several places as we try to dig out the trenches, and because this pattern is very varied, Mike got out his best drawing hands and sharpened his pencils to…

….produce a plan of where the rock is, and where the trench has successfully extended to the full 1.1 metres depth.

With this information to share, and through discussion with the architectural designer and the building engineer, we have worked out the way forward. Shuttering has been put in place adjacent to the road which we will fill to 1.1 metres, before returning a few days later to concrete the rest of the foundations at the more conventional 200mm thickness.

We are hoping to make more progress tomorrow but as we are still busy with guests, we will let you know when we get back to this in our next post!

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