Tackling your foundations

Solid foundations are the basis of a successful self-build project.

When it comes to a domestic building, the type of foundation required is often referred to as a ‘shallow’ foundation. Traditionally, this consists of a trench filled with concrete, usually around one metre into the earth. The house then rests on the concrete inserted into the earth and the weight of the walls and columns is transferred to the soil or bedrock.

Research

If you are approaching a self-build project, it’s vital that before even beginning the first phase of construction work, you ensure you have done your research. Make

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PERISCOPE

The Knights of the Round Table would have appreciated this periscope to look over walls or around corners as an invaluable secret weapon when defending their castles.

It is advisable to buy your mirrors before starting any woodwork in case you can’t obtain the exact size that I have used. I found that small mirror tiles were ideal for the job. Within reason, the tube can be as long as you like.

1. Your first job. once you have chosen your mirrors, is to cut out the two corner blocks on which they must be mounted.

Take a length of

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COMING AND GOING

THREE LONDON HOUSING ESTATES THAT ONCE EMBODIED THE COMMUNITY-ORIENTATED MODERNIST VALUES ARE BEING DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW IDEALS. WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT ONCE WAS AND WHAT WILL BE

KIDBROOKE: FERRIER ESTATE

CONSTRUCTION: 1967-72

ORIGINAL ARCHITECT: GREATER LONDON

COUNCIL’S ARCHITECTS DEPARTMENT

The 1,900 homes in 11 12-storey concrete blocks of the original Ferrier Estate in Kidbrooke, Greenwich are making way for a new development that will rebrand the area as Kidbrooke Village. Greenwich Council put the regeneration out to tender in 2001 and signed up developer Berkeley in 2007 alongside Southern Housing as the project’s affordable

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SCC Red Boiler is shipping equipment Kishinev TPP-2

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Taganrog Boiler Plant "Red Boiler" (the main production site of "EMA") make shipment smooth-water economizer to Chisinau CHP-2 weighing about 212 tons (24 blocks). The contract for the supply of equipment between JSC "EMA" and signed by the customer in January 2011 in the amount of 30 million rubles. As part of the agreement, "EMA" committed to produce and supply water economizer in full for the boiler TGM-96 Chisinau CHP-2 in relation to the installation conditions. This is the second economizer ordered Chisinau CHP-2 from OAO "EMA" (for the first boiler economizer shipped in September-October 2010). The

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Hostage Danube ice

Hostage Danube ice Weather and Climate

Fig. People are trying to save their boat, stuck between the large blocks of ice on the Danube River in the vicinity of Belgrade. February 20, 2012.

Because of the sharp increase in temperature, replacing two-week abnormal frosts began drifting ice on the Danube. Splinter giant blocks of ice up to 1 meter cut into hundreds of boats moored to the shore, among which was a floating restaurant. Many of the ship from such a collision sank.

Under the pressure of the ice damage the barge, facing down the Danube. Almost 90 percent of

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Ice blocks destroying houses from Alaska to Minnesota

May 19, 2013. From Alaska to Minnesota, ice walls rose across the coastline, seizing homes and leaving in its path surprised observers.

May 1, 2013. Saskatchewan Water Security Agency has removed the exciting and stunning shots 9-foot wall of ice that plowed many miles the icy surface of the reservoir near Codette Nipawin, Saskatchewan.

 

May 6, 2013. Surging blocks of ice damaged dozens of homes along the shore of Alberta Beach on Lake Sainte Anne, Alberta.

 

May 10, 2013. Managed by strong winds, ice destroyed dozens of homes on the shores of Lake Dauphin,

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NW Lotus has built support for LFA-1

By order of LUKOIL in the shipyard "Lotus" in Astrakhan, the construction of two reference blocks offshore platform (LSP-1) for the field named after Vladimir Filanovskogo in the Caspian Sea.

 

In the near future, thrust blocks will be towed to sea and installed at a depth of 7 meters.

The total weight of the two support blocks is approximately 5 tons. The length of each support block — 28,3 m, width — 23.7 m, height — 16.4 m The support blocks are attached to the seabed by piles 20, each of which

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Seminar in NIISI RAS: 65 nm in outer space

January 30 NIISI Sciences held an internal seminar on "Issues of applicability 65nm CMOS VLSI under the impact of space environment." 

 

Employees NIISI RAS (Gorbunov, MS, etc.) reported on the results of research on the development of a test chip on 65nm technology. Employees of "ENGOs SPELS" were invited to the workshop participants as a part of the testing and interpretation of experimental results.

Of JSC "ENGOs SPELS" participated A.G.Petrov, A.B.Boruzdina and A.V.Ulanova. Boruzdina Anna B. gave a brief report on the subject: "Features of the tests of memory chips for resistance

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Made in Tomsk: how to produce a heat-efficient building blocks

Today in Tomsk produce not only bricks and panels for housing, but also the various building blocks.

Member of urban design Made in Tomsk, a small company "Betta" makes one of these types of units called "Teplosten" (development of Soviet times, the lines for which designed and manufactured the Russian Institute Teplosten) while mastering the construction of houses from his own products.

For reasons of economy, shop enterprise located in the territory of Tomsk satellite — Seversk. Rent and communal areas are considerably cheaper — 3, 3 million square feet of manufacturing space on favorable terms will not

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SCC Red Boiler is shipping equipment Kishinev TPP-2

 Photo source:ekenergy.ru

Taganrog Boiler Plant "Red Boiler" (the main production site of "EMA") make shipment smooth-water economizer to Chisinau CHP-2 weighing about 212 tons (24 blocks). The contract for the supply of equipment between JSC "EMA" and signed by the customer in January 2011 in the amount of 30 million rubles. As part of the agreement, "EMA" committed to produce and supply water economizer in full for the boiler TGM-96 Chisinau CHP-2 in relation to the installation conditions. This is the second economizer ordered Chisinau CHP-2 from OAO "EMA" (for the first boiler economizer shipped in September-October 2010). The

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