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Child labour,relatively cheap. My neighbour had a whacker plate but some low life nicked it the week before. the builders have friends too though. Whack the stones then ice with sand blinding.
 
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Billy the brick in the top image is over 70 and fit as a butchers dog. Layer of damp proof, layer of 100mm kingspan insulation and another layer of dpc. The inspector needs to see this before the slab can be poured. Concretes arriving at 13.00 and he arrives and approves half an hour before. Yay.
 
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So this is where i'm up to Jan 2016. I reckon to get to this stage with planning, regs, drawings, soil removal, building materials and builders the project Moose Shack has cost me £9K and i''m only just out the ground. I have had to sell half my collection to help fund this. The builders have given me a rough estimate that I will need about another £25 K to finish it. Interestingly if I was to sell the remainder of my pins I may be able to raise such an amount but then have nothing to play in the shack.
# Bigwinneeded.
I have had an enourmoose amount of free labour and machinery so many thanks to those guys.
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The strip in front was incase any concrete left over and is the back wall footing of a new pond for the garden.
 

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Excellent read Gaz. Yeah expensive, but look how much value it'll put on your house and will be cool-as when finished.

I owe you a few days work, so give me a shout anytime you may need it.
 
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Oh yes I know that problem well. Selling pins to fund the build and finishing the build with no pins to put in.
At least it looks like that's resolved and the grand design build is back on. Good luck.