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    Progress - In The Garden (Part 2)

    Hi Guys,

    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
    Lay slabs
    Lay turf
    Build shed
    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

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    Do i smell a BBQ this summer ? lol

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    a lot of work but it will look nice when done ; few tips if its OK, before u cement in the post's soak them in creosote or substitute (to prevent roting above the cement ) and do the cement higher to the post to allow water drainage, a membrane is a must to prevent the weeds coming true under the deck ( landscaping, block-paving, soil stabilising type membrane so the water still can drain)
    as for the patio pointing i would recommend Sika wide grout ready mix u brush it in dry and sets in contact with air is a chemical aggregate mix which neutralises all organic mater therefore no weeds or further growth in the future
    its hard work u not doing this every year so may as well do it as well as u can to last
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    Quote Originally Posted by a.tanasan@btinternet View Post
    a lot of work but it will look nice when done ; few tips if its OK, before u cement in the post's soak them in creosote or substitute (to prevent roting above the cement ) and do the cement higher to the post to allow water drainage, a membrane is a must to prevent the weeds coming true under the deck ( landscaping, block-paving, soil stabilising type membrane so the water still can drain)
    as for the patio pointing i would recommend Sika wide grout ready mix u brush it in dry and sets in contact with air is a chemical aggregate mix which neutralises all organic mater therefore no weeds or further growth in the future
    thanks for the advice.

    All decking posts have had four coats of perservative to stop rot and i have got a roll of membrane and gravel to go down under the decking once the rest of the post are in

    will give the sika wide grout a look thanks

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    Looking good so far.

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    looking spot on chris, keep up the good work

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    Blimey Claire has been busy......

    Just need to wait for some sunshine now.

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    ....good work !


    I sense a finishing partay !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coo View Post
    I sense a finishing partay !!!
    In 2011.

    Just think, you'll be nearer 30 then, Chris.

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    cheers for the comments guys

    Quote Originally Posted by Keif View Post
    In 2011.

    Just think, you'll be nearer 30 then, Chris.
    too true...when i told clare i would be finished for the summer i didn't stipluate which summer

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