Create a root cellar abutting house - Groundwork & Foundations job in Oxford, Oxfordshire

Job description

  • Foundations for a structure to be built
  • Outbuilding or garage

Customer description

Dig out and create a root cellar abutting the house at the back with drop down access. 20ft deep 4 meters square under an existing patio

Added 28th March, 2021: ----------------------- Once the cellar has been built the intention is to then put a Glass Gazebo over the surface that is also affixed to the back of the house.

Good Access for small machinery with existing walls on 3 sides

Added 28th March, 2021: ----------------------- Care to be taken not to compromise footings of house or the garden walls and preserve the existing Tree trunks in the corner of the patio.

Added 28th March, 2021: ----------------------- There is a sewer run that is close to the wall running parallel with the back wall of the house. This will be supported during dig and then boxed in.

The soil is Faringdon greensand once the Patio foundations have been removed so easy digging no clay.


Feedback for Cox’s Building Services

Paul presented well and I allocated The Front Carport build to him in advance of this Root Cellar Job.
After a great start Paul abandoned the job - no idea why - and having paid him full to date I was left with a real mess to sort out with other tradesmen. Has been impossible to contact him and I presume that other issues got in the way of providing me satisfaction on this job. His team were great for 2 days and then no-one showed up as scheduled. SHAME