Summer 2018 we took out our earth bank walled pit and just made 1 big concrete pad with an 'L' shaped panel wall to act as retaining wall/ pit wall on one side and a back wall just ½ width of total pad.
Had a quote for poured /shuttered concrete -£18,000
Did the job ourselves, with 8" steel columns and 6" twin stressed panels, for circa £13000
3 x 1m panels high,
9 x 15' bays
2 x 20' bays
12 steels total
Quite a saving over the quote,, but don't underestimate the time taken (and patience required regarding the setting of posts.)
The steels were 4.5m, with 1.2 m in the ground and probably a good 1.5 cubes of concrete around posts.
Good project. Enjoyed doing it.
It wud be a good job to shutter in between the rsj'sA few pictures of one we did 200 ft long 60 ft wide x3.6 high designed by structural engineer for level fill and compaction with 12 ton machine to edge, don’t skimp it you will regret it View attachment 904557View attachment 904558View attachment 904559View attachment 904560View attachment 904561