We got talking about houses at today AOC/VXSCC Meet and it reminded me that i hadn't continued my progress thread i started last year so....
Progress part 1 can be found HERE
On to part two...
The first thing that needed to be done was continue the fence across the back
Once that was done I marked out where the decking and path will go with string so that we could judge the size before I ordered the timber. (The chair and pallet offer extra effects that string alone canít do)
Once happy I ordered the timber and borrowed a big saw
Started laying out the frame in place and used timbers to hold it in shape
I moved the frame to the patio as its a less dirty place to work and built it there with the result below (and that small pile of wood in the fore ground was all the off cuts there were )
Dug 41 holes for the post (each circa 18 inches deep) and then got a couple of lads round to help move it into place
Once the decking was in place I removed a further 8 ton of dirt (thatís 23tons in total so far) and got a couple of ton of hardcore delivered at the same time.
And started putting the remaining panels in place although need to wait for the dry weather before i can paint the panels and cement the panel in place (and level the final gravel board before any one comments)
Finally dug out the paths and put the hardcore down (also ran an electrical cable so we will have power at the decking)
And thatís how it stands to date.
Still to do is cement a further 30 posts in to support the decking.
Put the decking boards
Paint the remaining fence panels and cement the posts in place
Level the final part of the garden out
Re point outbuilding and patio
Time taken so far is 16 months and spent around £1500 that includes all the skips, sand, cement, fixings, paint, fence panels, posts and boards, timber for decking and shuttering, hardcore etc