Courtesy of the owners and of Tiger Aspect, we had the privilege of a televised viewing of The Cardiff Water Tower. The contrasts and similarities to the project at Settle are remarkable. We came away with many ideas - and many reassurances that solutions we have found have worked in Cardiff.
There are just too many pictures to show here but follow these links:
If our project turns out as well as that at Cardiff (and we are quite confident of it) we shall be thrilled.
Friday, 30 September 2011
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
0600 hours and Chris (You Dump It, We Pump It) Armstrong arrives on site with his sewage tank emptying machine - a giant vacuum cleaner. We have puzzled for long enough wondering how we could pump the tank absolutely dry before it was insulated and roofed. Chris came to the rescue with this novel idea. Besides having a dirty job he has a good sense of humour. The notice on the back of his lorry reads 'CAUTION Stool Bus'.
Monday, 26 September 2011
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
We shall very soon have completed the building work - except for those things that await planning approval - a considerable cost and time penalty. Obligingly, the planning officer is visiting the site later in the week to see if we can resolve some of these things.