Day 1 – Clearing!

04 Jul

So, I believe it now! We have officially started! Here are a few photos to see work done so far. We had ‘digger driver’ as he is called by our builder, scrape away a motorway of an entrance into the site! A few branches were cut to make way for the heavy machinery, and work began measuring out where the house will be. The top soil was cleared to make way for the foundations! Looking at the yellow pegs, marking the boundaries, it looks like a monster of a house!

Dad, chain-saw happy in the background!!

This driver, is apparently one of the best in the business. It’s a pleasure to watch him work. He’s quick and clean and will butter bread for you with his scoop if you’re nice to him!

Motorway, day 1 ... The M1

Work on the field begins, clearing off the top soil.

J decides he's had enough for one morning so powers down the lift!

Let's get some lunch!

Before work began this morning, the neighbors cut and bailed the grass and carted it off! It made a huge difference to have the grass short!

After lunch a little more was done to clear the site!

The digger driver will work a good 12 hours before he’s done for the day, so no doubt it already looks different!

I can’t believe the speed at which it all got started. I arrived on site just before 10 and already they’d been working for two hours. Walking over the bare soil this afternoon, it truly felt like the beginning of something huge… huge amount of work, huge house, huge money, huge responsibility. But it’s all relative! It’s huge compared to anything I’ve ever done, bar having a child, try passing one of those and the word ‘huge’ will cross your mind a few times!!


Posted by on July 4, 2011 in Ground Works


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2 responses to “Day 1 – Clearing!

  1. Big Sis

    July 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Wow, I feel up to date, although now I know if they work that fast, then it’s already different!!

    Great job getting it all started, taking the risks. Remember though, it’s just a house, don’t lose sleep over it!! If you do you won’t be able to enjoy it!

    XX Big sis

    • clubjuncture

      July 7, 2011 at 12:12 am

      It changed a lot during Day 2, but stayed much the same day 3 as we got a bucket load of rain. But got some important meetings done, which was good! Thanks for your comment though, I can see how it can get VERY stressful! So many decisions to be made on a daily basis 🙂


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