Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Extension 1

Time for the conservatory to to come down! To be honest we are quite surprised it is still intact after various storms in which we though the roof would disappear! It had to go though and so Dan began to take it down. 
 A bit of javelin throwing with the planks!

 Roof all gone!

 The middle wall took a bit of bending to come down!

 Our neighbours kindly lent us their driveway for all the rubble to save us on a skip and the 'grab' came to take it away.

Dan hired a digger for a couple of days to the boys ( and Dan's) excitement!

 He dug out the area where the new extension and patio is going - a little way past the previous conservatory.
Instead of taking away the earth we saved a few quid again by taking the earth to the end of the garden in a skip-loader where Dan will re-landscape the garden at a later date (cause he hasn't got enough jobs! )

 JJ's class toy 'Gingy' came to visit and got stuck in too!


 Our lovely lawn :-(
 Checking measurements!

The next step was digging the footings. 'Aggy and his digger' arrived and made a start - with Eden giving  a hand!

 Another Grab load taking away to the backdrop of a rainbow!
 A few measurements before the concrete went in!

They won't be needed for a little while, however Dan enlisted the help of some of the boys from into receiving delivery of the steel beams. They certainly weighed a tonne!

Another day another new stage. The bricks arrived and again we temporarily used the neighbours' drive. Dan then spent the rest of the day barrowing it all round the back. He was knackered by the end of the day!!!

 Half way!