Now you see it now you don't

Posted 2008/06/14 14:20
The new pole goes up

The long awaited removal of the electricity pole, sited in the middle of the Lawson Park meadow, was completed this week. With a great deal of equipment, monster trucks and men on mobile phones in attendance, the removal of the pole and undergrounding work seemed to be completed relatively smoothly, it only seemed to be the small matter of flicking the switch to turn our electricity back on that was a problem, hence the delay in posting pictures of this great (and very expensive) event.

The old pole comes down

Posted by Lisa Stewart on 2008/06/14 14:20

Tagged with: electricity

Powerline.... offline

Posted 2008/06/12 10:18

For those avid viewers of the webcam who are wondering why it's not updating, the power to Lawson Park has been turned off whilst they run it underground, meaning no power to do anything on the farm. Normal service will resume next week.

Posted by Dorian Fraser-Moore on 2008/06/12 10:18

Work continues..

Posted 2008/05/30 15:48
what now?

Lecks temporary site manager oversees progress while Barry takes a well earned break.

So long farewell..

Posted 2008/05/28 14:00
Can't say I'm sorry to see you go

After 6 weeks the drilling is finally complete and the rig is taken off site..phew

It's whats' underneath that counts

Posted 2008/05/15 13:00
Land Art

Excavations continue as the external drains are put in, I never though I'd become so preoccupied with holes in the ground (unlike a group of Slade MA students who I recently met at the Merz barn) but the cost of digging trenches and holes out of the bedrock means this aspect of the redevelopment is getting quite a lot of my attention.
Needless to say it was a bit of a nasty surprise to find the two giant concrete rings that have just arrived onsite need a hole 3m deep, to provide an inspection pit for the ground source heat system, it all seemed so simple on paper..

Is it really that big or are those people just far away?

How much to transport it to Coniston?

Posted 2008/05/15 11:52

This pic by Nina Pope shows Adam, Karen & Lisa outside the Grand Designs exhibition in London last week. Behind them is Kevin's 'real' eco-house by the Thames, and we can confirm he was on site in a hard hat.
The show itself was a mixed bag indeed, it would have benefitted from a tighter selection (there was 4 or 5 'live' painters churning out landscapes, for example) but we all agreed on the joys of sparkly tiles.

Posted by Karen Guthrie on 2008/05/15 11:52

Tagged with: grand designs