I friend of mine needed a hand with a bit of digging and building so I offered to help.
First there was a bit of site evaluating that needed to be done. A gas pipe runs along side the property as well as water. So these serves had to be clearly marked and turned of at the mains until we finished digging.
Tip. Before doing any excavation work call “Dial Before you dig”. Sewerage / water, gas, electricity and telecommunications optical fibres could be damaged. This should form a part of your work place health and safety plan. I always laminate this information and leave it on site with the plans.
Below you will see the early stages of work.