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Archive for January, 2011

Block paving

Posted on January 31st, 2011 by johns-admin-dw  |  Comments Off on Block paving

Hello good afternoon welcome back to the blog today at like to write a brief but small article on the subject of block paving I would like to give you a brief outline as to how block paving is carried out the first of all there are many many different types of block paving on the market. The first thing to do is to choose the type and texture of your block paving there are many many builders merchants in around the Essex area with a plentiful supply of styles and design.

Just recently to speak work… Carried out a very large installation of over 100 m² of paving this was done to the front and side and rear of semi detached bungalow in Southend-on-Sea Essex first of all we had to bringing the help of a large machinery . The first step is to remove all the topsoil to the correct depth of over 10 inches this was carried out with the machine with the aid of a grading bucket once all the soil was excavated to the correct depth it was piled up in the middle awaiting removal by our subcontractors.

When the subcontractors remove the waste from sites it has to be correctly disposed of all this waste that has come out the old driveway which was a mixture of soil aggregates concrete bricks and hold remaining garden slaps will be disposed of by local council depot.

After the removal of the soil within backfield all of the surrounding area with an aggregate call type I initially successful of aggregate you can use as it is strong and durable once all of the type I is spread out evenly is then tracked down by the machine this compresses the type I into the old soil makes a strong sub base any soft areas around the working area which is soft to the foot will be to get out and backfield with concrete.

Once this process is complete we can move on to the laying of the block paving to all the external edges these will be laid on sharp sand and cement and bedded or the force will be created from one end to the other with the aid of the water level the water level is still the most accurate way of transferring one level from one point to the other even by today’s standards.

When the external edges are in position within move on to excavating the soak/away the purpose of this is so that any surface water that falls onto the driveway will run into it and be harvested into the ground in average driveway in a downpour of rain can collect in the region of approximately 60 gallons of water so it’s very important to make sure that the necessary arrangements are put in place to collect the surface water.

Once the other paragraph stages complete within move on to screening the complete driveway this is consists of using sharp sand and it is pulled down but when into the driveway of the highest point to the lowest point this will create the necessary falls it is a very time-consuming part of the job but it is imperative that his carried out accurately and correctly.

The next parts of the project will be to start the laying of the paving for this she started the corner and work your way out to the outside edges of the driveway as the pavings meets the edge borders any gaps are filled in with cuts they keep taking the time to this entry if anyone can John can

Footings for bases

Posted on January 31st, 2011 by johns-admin-dw  |  Comments Off on Footings for bases

Hallo and welcome back to my blog i would like to talk to you today about the subject of conservatory footing and how we come to build them .

All of our bases are about 1 meter deep and 600mm wide and we back fill them all with c25 mix concrete this we find is more than what is needed for the base works on conservatories in Essex

New Extention Southend on sea Essex

Posted on January 7th, 2011 by johns-admin-dw  |  Comments Off on New Extention Southend on sea Essex

Welcome to the up date on the progress of this particular extension in progress in Southend-on-Sea Essex. As you can clearly see the installation is completed on the roof of this builder and I think you’ll agree that they contrast of day old matching tiles blends in well and completes the finished item.

Should you look closer at the picture you will clearly say that we have installed to large roof windows that allows natural light to flow in to the recently extended attic carried out by us also installing the new Brown double glazed PVC windows complex the final build along with this move render finish at the final touch of class to it as well as you can clearly say it won’t be much longer before the removal of the scaffolding and this will show clearly the full-size and extent of this period works was carried out by us from start to finish is included with the foundation work and necessary discharge of sewer and rainwater connection to the necessary services. This project was fully inspected by the local building surveyor and Southend-on-Sea Bor Council there was approximately 15 visits from start to finish we have supplied the council with all the relevant documentation of all electrical and gas compliance regulations.

We hope and trust that you find the above all interested should you require any free on-site estimates from us we seven days a week from 7 AM to 7 PM I had contact numbers to which are available on the website as you are reading this blog entry I will provide it out for you 078590120 40 this is my personal mobile number feel free to call me thank you for reading this entry once again this time to sign off but we would be back shortly thank you very much kind regards John.

The new year

Posted on January 6th, 2011 by johns-admin-dw  |  Comments Off on The new year

Hi there and i hope you all had a great Christmas and a fantastic new year .There is existing new happening in the company with the start of a new extension in Essex as we start a double story in Stock .It is half brick and block work construction followed with a timber floor upper .

We have started placing the block and mess fencing around the house inside the enclosure we will place our site hut ie a large garden shed nothing fancy but it as a site hut and keeps the rain of .

We have the plans for the complete build there so that all the necessary trade can look in to take there measurements for their works and collect there materials from there as well.In time we will be connecting up to the power sully as soon as the old sparky is on site .We will keep you all posted with the progress of the works .The next stage is the footing and they will be excavated with a digger and the footing are about around 1 meter deep and 500mm wide .

They will be back filled with c30 concrete this is designed for a double story extension and Carry’s a 10 year guarantee we will pump the concrete in via a large concrete pump lorryWe are Essex Builder



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