Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 2220 Extensions

Instructions and Help about Can Form 2220 Extensions

Music the plans old building jobs start with the pans ray box all the old-school architect we use nice pen and ink draw in there so what we got we got new bedroom we've got a larger kitchen we've got a downstairs cloakroom we've got an upstairs ensuite bathroom basically quite a lot to do really and this is the hip roof that we got a prefer a pitched roof - a flat roof wherever possible because in my experience flat roofs can be trouble water runs downhill so good for the demolition here we go nobody underneath always taking a rest there's the building gone Music and then the dig now what we found is lots of made up ground lots of old rubble as much as we dug it just caved in it was all horrible really and it was poor in the rain so we got the microwave we've decided that we might as well dig a cellar went down that far we thought before we come to any decent ground it was at deep so we thought why not put a cellar in so little change of plans so this is the first of six mock away lorries basically a lot of ground coming out of there and then the concrete going in all in one pour we've got a pump in because we didn't want to trundle all the concrete round that what you could see is rather an awkward science so we've got the pump the boys are in and they wanted to flow it all in from one side the Cydia that will flow round they weren't right he didn't flow around I had to pump it like mad agitated to get it to flow round to the other side it would have been better off if they've moved the pump but they were skulking in the shade at that point didn't quite go according to plan we levelled out all the datum points along the trench with a laser level spent ages doing that getting everything spot-on and then when the guys came in with a concrete pump they poured it in and at the point where we'd just about reach the level we needed and I went stop and the point where they actually turned the pump off and that hose empties that's about a quarter of a cubic metre so what it meant is that we finished up with way too much concrete in the trench all our levels went to pot and we spent yesterday levelling out the top topping it off with some more concrete and setting these battens up so that we got the whole thing level but it's level now so the next thing we want to do is we want to set up our lines for the brickwork now it's very very important when you're building anything that you set things out properly because if you get it wrong now it goes on throughout the job in other words if you start right you finished right and if you start wrong by the time the guy comes to put the roof on and he's measuring out to cut his rafters and he notices that the brickwork is running out by half an inch it means every single one of those rafters that he cuts has got to be cut differently so you see what I'm saying get it spot-on time it doesn't matter if you spend the day setting out because that day is an investment so I'm gonna crack on I'll show you how to do it now I've got to emphasize that what we're setting out here is not the levels of the brick work that's done when we put the corners up what we want here is to work out the line of the brickwork in other words where it's going to go how far away from the building so we're getting an absolute straight line the levels we can do with a laser level later so all we need is a couple of battens in there and we work out where the extreme edge of the brickwork might be which I reckon is about there that's in and the other extreme of the brickwork is about there so we go outside of that this is a cross bearer so we're going to fold it up to there with it now the reason that I don't use just another piece of batten as a cross piece is because what you don't want is any tendency for this to rock like that because if that rocks even slightly sideways you can see that you could be throwing your brick line off by about two or three millimeters so it's important that you use something that will allow it not to rock you can see that's not quite square in the ground that doesn't matter we're not worried about it being level that way but what we are worried about is getting more screws in here to stop it rocking that's why I've used the bigger bit of timber there because we now need to put one in there and another one on the other side and then you'll see that that now doesn't have a tendency to rock backwards and forwards now we need to get the drawing and work out how far away our brickwork is from the house okay so even without my glasses I can see that that says 1.95 meters from the existing building to the outside of the new brickwork now he's great this guy that does my drawings right box all because he actually puts measurements on it loads and loads of Architects and different guys they've given up putting dimensions on the drawing so that they can't be blamed for anything but I hate that because it means you've got a scale off the drawings to try and find out the measurements and write down