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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny View Post
    Did you use foundation blocks below ground? they seem an easy and quick way to get up to ground level
    No, I used engineering bricks as I had some lintels for drainage to deal with, and a sloping garden so I didn't want to risk exposing the blocks later.

    But the rest is block and render, so it was also my one chance to do some brickwork!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdan View Post
    No, I used engineering bricks as I had some lintels for drainage to deal with, and a sloping garden so I didn't want to risk exposing the blocks later.

    But the rest is block and render, so it was also my one chance to do some brickwork!

    I always cringe when I read about people doing DIY extensions – likely as I know what could go wrong!
    I suppose it’s just too much of a busman’s holiday for me

    But I wish you straight walls, no settlement & a successful project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo Jones View Post
    I always cringe when I read about people doing DIY extensions – likely as I know what could go wrong!
    I suppose it’s just too much of a busman’s holiday for me

    But I wish you straight walls, no settlement & a successful project.
    Cheers, but it's about as straight forward as an extension can be (not that it stops it being a real challenge for me). We're sand after a few hundred mm, and the old one managed without any foundations whatsoever for many decades!

    And, of course it's all BCO monitored - to be honest, I suspect I'm being more cautious than your average yellow pages builder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo Jones View Post
    I always cringe when I read about people doing DIY extensions – likely as I know what could go wrong!
    I suppose it’s just too much of a busman’s holiday for me

    But I wish you straight walls, no settlement & a successful project.
    Sometimes you pro's get it wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny View Post
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