Even with de-cluttering, squashing the boxes and the balance of the furniture into 48mtrs2 is going to be tight. So, once we get the finance from our (town) house sale we need to build our garage as quickly as possible. Continuing with the locally produced clay bricks is my only option for the balance of the farmhouse, but we have found a solution for the garage which will enable us to build a secure and waterproof storage area quickly.
We found a company in Cape Town who have partnered with a demolition company to re-use the concrete from demolished buildings in the process of making their concrete blocks.
|Recycled concrete blocks|
As far as the transport from Cape Town is concerned, during our trips to the farm RMan and I have noticed that a lot of trucks are travelling to, or from, Cape Town, empty. We have managed to find a trucking company which has a one way empty trip, and they are prepared to take the bricks to the farm, so that reduces the transport footprint.
|Strong - if not stronger than normal concrete blocks :)|
So, we're off to the farm later today to provide access to the property for the digger loader - so that we can get the foundations dug...
...and, apparently there is a surprise waiting for me on the farm. I wonder what it is? See you next week :)