Marking out

Preparation for building

The start of any build needs the agreed plans, in particular the building ‘footprint’ to be accurately marked on the plot as this will show where to dig the piles, place the plinth beam, and lay in the services.

K.Pot himself was on site to ensure the mark-out was accurate. Because the house is large, it has to be built at an angle to the road in front, so it was important to get this correctly marked out – once the build started there would be no going back.

The team took time to ensure the mark-out was accurate, before placing the markers that would guide the pile bore machine on site.

We were lucky in that K.Pot had most of the machinery and equipment needed to complete the build – see his pile bore attachment for the crane in the next post!

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