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Adam1989

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Still working on the construction, I need to get some topsoil to fill in the sinking clay the winter weather will help with sorting out compacting and levelling the soil. And I am thinking of laying the track on breeze blocks.
I used thermalite blocks to lay my track on, you can cut them with a hand saw so makes it much easier to shape for corners. And just screwed the track straight into them no need to use wall plugs.
 
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Yes i am looking for some smoth thermolite blocks, i looked in B&Q they wern't smoth and they were £1.60 each so further research is needed i think.
 
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Yes i am looking for some smoth thermolite blocks, i looked in B&Q they wern't smoth and they were £1.60 each so further research is needed i think.
No my ones were not Smooth but they are sunk in the group so they can not be seen. I got them delivered by Travis Perkins.
 
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Just got caught up on this one. Awesome work. Looks amazing... Following along...
 
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Thermalite/Celcon, call them what you want, are in short supply. They are made using ash from power stations and this is getting harder to find as coal is phased out. Grab what you can.
 
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Yes i am looking for some smoth thermolite blocks, i looked in B&Q they wern't smoth and they were £1.60 each so further research is needed i think.
They don't come smooth, the finish helps bonding, however if you wish to smooth them off its quite simple to hand work.
 
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Thermalite/Celcon, call them what you want, are in short supply. They are made using ash from power stations and this is getting harder to find as coal is phased out. Grab what you can.
So that's why ash is being imported from the Netherlands into Shoreham.... :wondering: