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THE PLOT

 


A corner of a paddock adjacent to a steam railway and in view of the River Gwili was the designated spot.

 

DIG! DIG! DIG!



The machine digs out the foundations, three feet below ground level.

 

 

 

READY FOR CONCRETE


The foundations are ready for the 10 inches of concrete to form the anchor for the house to sit on.

 

 

THE FIRST BLOCKS


A start is made on the lowest corner. This corner needed seven courses to bring it up damp course level.

 

 

THE LOWER LEVEL


This level is almost complete, and will form the foundation for the two storey part of the building.

 

 

NEXT LEVEL


The upper level is now reaching completion.

 

 

THE LAYOUT


This picture gives a clear indication of the eventual layout of the building. The left foundation will carry two storeys with three rooms on each level. The right hand foundation gives a further six rooms and hallway.

 

 

CONCRETE BEAMS


The concrete beams, now on site, form the floor area. This saved filling the foundations with ballast, and bringing in more concrete.

 

 

MORE BLOCKS


Concrete blocks were then used to infill the beams. This means the house has air travelling under it.

 

 

FINISHED SLAB


The slab is now ready for stage 2. Blocks are already stacked on the perimeters to commence the building of the shell.