Started a consolidated CP thread for bikes and this, then as I started writing this post in that thread I realised how annoying it would be to go back through later, so new thread here.
Short version - I'm building a workshop, it's probably overkill but I've committed now. So far all I've got to show a lot of work is some walls and a big pile of mud. Never done anything like this before so learning a I go.
Here's some photos so far from original garden to now. First I had to clear out the top of the garden, move the old shed down, dig out foundations (by hand, like a maniac - deepest part was over a metre deep!) had ready mix pumped in and now built most of the walls for the base (Due to slope of garden I'm basically terracing as well as I go).
Holy shit, you dug out all those foundations by hand. How long did that take you? Did you have some help?
Looks like a great project! Massive respect for digging that by hand!
I did indeed. Hard to say time-wise, I lost conviction halfway through and had like a 2month break when it was nice weather. Got motivated again just in time for the cold weather lol.. I'd guess in the region 40-50hrs? No help, just one crazy man, a pick axe and spade. Here's a pic from when I was digging the front wall which was the deepest
Thanks yeah, I think I'm just weirdly lazy as in would rather start digging a big hole than to hire and then figure out how to get a digger all the way to back/top of garden haha (or just a cheapskate). Nowhere near as spacious as yours but should be sweet once done, will definitely be needing some tidy organiser stuff like you have made to make the most of it!
Following this. Very impressed by all the digging.
hats off to your digging, what are you going to do with all the earth you dug ou t?
Sick dirt halfpipe?
The second tier of the garden is slightly sloped so I'm planning level it out by raising it up (more digging and more/walls), hoping that I will be able to get rid of a lot of earth this way. Also some will go back inside the base walls under concrete and insulation . But that's probably very unrealistic so likely will end up as skip(s)/collection..
Dirt half pipe is a big shout tbh.
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