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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:40 pm 
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Building a concrete base for a workshop/shed.

The ground is dug out and ready for the next stage. Can anyone advise me if the formwork is added now or the ballast first?

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Patience is a virtue. Trades are only just getting in from work. Whack down any mot/ballast then formwork then pour your slab.

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wine~o wrote:
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Patience is a virtue. Trades are only just getting in from work. Whack down any mot/ballast then formwork then pour your slab.


Thanks for the welcome :) I figured they might reply while having a tea break (occurs frequently on a Friday ;) )

Thanks for the info :) any reason for ballast first before formwork? I only ask since there's a few sites that are saying the other way round.


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TBH It doesn't matter a great deal, but with the formwork in it can be difficult to whacker in the edges/corners fully.

Above is how I do it anyway.

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wine~o wrote:
TBH It doesn't matter a great deal, but with the formwork in it can be difficult to whacker in the edges/corners fully.

Above is how I do it anyway.


...in that case, that's how I'll do it as well. Thanks for the advice :) greatly appreciated, I'm now another step forward in building the workshop which in turn helps this achieve its restoration...

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Not only difficult - the vibration from a whacker can cause the formwork to shift, belly or even break. By putting in the formwork afterwards you avoid this happening

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Not only difficult - the vibration from a whacker can cause the formwork to shift, belly or even break. By putting in the formwork afterwards you avoid this happening


Thanks for adding to thread, the advice is appreciated :)


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achieve its restoration...

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Mid 1970's Pontiac Trans Am? Doesn't look like it needs too much, what cu.in. is it?


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achieve its restoration...

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Mid 1970's Pontiac Trans Am? Doesn't look like it needs too much, what cu.in. is it?


The design is commonly associated with being a Pontiac, its actually a Chevrolet but G.M. manufactured both brands. This is a Camaro, but the Firebird shares the same F body with aesthetic differences only distinguishable at the front and/or rear.

This is a Z28 model, powered by the classic 5.7 ltr (350 c.i) and hauled along by common TH 350 three speed auto. The plan is for a restoration/modified car to arise once all the work is complete.



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