Screwing the front panel to the stop ends.
Once all the components mentioned are in place you can wind the nuts up with an adjustable spanner until the spacers are tight to the internal shutters, remember to screw the front panel to the stop ends. recheck that all is plumb and positioned correctly over your base. When the weather allows we can pour the black concrete and glass plinth at 250mm high...I'll add a splash of rapid cement to the mix for speed.....sounds like Blue Peter!
Having observed the met office, of which I do as a ritual, I have a gap in the weather window which allows me to apply the concrete and grushed glass plinth, you'll note that for asthetic reasons I've also mixed black cement dye to the concrete mixture.
The water pump hose remains central.
The 4x2 frameworks or studworks are fabricated and bolted to the tops of the blockwork, the frame work for the double doors giving access to the oil drum are built and clad with 150x22mm treated sawn timber, all fixings are placed too.
With the current temperatures around the 8-9 degrees for the next few days in the Southwest, I am able to install the rammed earth mixture, plus some other interesting additions, continuing the recycled theme I've also inserted a piece of toughen glass that I kept from a water feature I created in my own garden, for space reasons I've since removed the entire contents of my garden and created a new contemporary space....the image below shows you the water feature and glass I've salvaged for recycling into the rammed earth water feature.
The water feature and "recycled" glass from my own garden.
The shutters have been removed exposing the consolidated "waste" soil, I've kept the stop ends in place as the concrete capping and water outlet hole are formed.
A close up of the rammed earth behind the glass.
All The timber screens are erected and screwed in a clean vertical line, the planters are filled with rich topsoil, the capping to the screens are screwed in place, you'll note that the water feature is slightly lower than the cappings...this is to allow for the water feature capping to be inserted level with the timber.
The pergola posts are concreted in the ground, levelled and plumb. The pergola frame work is attached and painted with blacktimbercare.
The topsoil for the turf is placed , raked and levelled as is the subbase for the circular paving.
Another angle of the garden, Marshalls utility paving acts as a capping to the stone walling.
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