Difficult Access? No Problem!
Extensions often involve problems with restricted access that need innovative solutions.
The photos here illustrate a typical scenario. Our clients commissioned us to construct a full-width extension at the rear of their property but the access was severely restricted.
The challenge? How to get 37 cubic metres of concrete for the foundations, four full ready-mix lorries, into the trench. That's 93 metric tons or 740 wheelbarrows!! All to be in place before the concrete started to set.
The solution? We hired in a concrete pump that lifted the concrete over the top of the house and with the maneuverability to distribute the mix along the full length of the foundation trench. A convoy of four ready-mix lorries was lined up to feed the pump within the limited time window available while the concrete remained workable.
Steel beams. A similar approach was used to move heavy steel beams into position. A large mobile crane was brought in - see the lower two photos.