Despite the rain, it was all systems go for the house raisers at the West End Cottage this week. The bobcat worked through the downpour on Monday, removing the existing slab from underneath the house, leaving behind an almighty mud pit. Because of the highly reactive soil type (which probably affects most of West End due to its proximity to the river), 2-3m bored piers were required which meant that the house needed to be lifted even higher to allow the auger to fit.
|New timber batten screens will be fitted between the concrete posts, keeping the original appearance.|
|New slab will be poured soon, and there you have it - undercover car parking for 2 + storage.|
|The colour green was obviously in vogue back in the day.|
Next week we start the footings for the extension at the rear with the new slab to follow.