Rondavel extension part 4: Foundation Walls

Although these look like walls – they are in fact the foundation walls build on top of the footings  i.e. they will be below the level of the final building ground floor.

 

Here is the idea in progress – the foundation walls now part way up.

 

Rondavel extension foundation walls in progress

Rondavel extension foundation walls in progress

 

and here, showing a temporary retaining wall in stone immediately behind the builders

Rondavel extension foundation walls in progress

Rondavel extension foundation walls in progress

 

Next some details of the building process when working in stone as we are here.

 

Farai begins his wall

Farai begins his wall

 

Of course the stones don’t come in  pre-packed sizes…so yes they have to be first burnt, then hammered and finally, artfully positioned so that they fit and the ‘look’ from the outside or inside is ‘good’

Hammering stone to size

Hammering stone to size

 

 

Mr Patrick Samhembere in action

Mr Patrick Samhembere in action

Mr Patrick Samhembere in action

Mr Patrick Samhembere in action

 

Mr Patrick Samhembere in action

Mr Patrick Samhembere in action

The hands that built Hornbydale

The hands that built Hornbydale

 

The hands that built Hornbydale

The hands that built Hornbydale

 

 

After a day the spare cement is scraped away

After a day the spare cement is scraped away

 

Mr Perkins Makore

Mr Perkins Makore – builders assistant

 

Mr Farai Samhembere - builder

Mr Farai Samhembere – builder

 

Mr Farai Samhembere - builder

Mr Farai Samhembere – builder

Mr Mabika - builder

Mr Mabika – builder

 

Mr Tendai Mushonga - builders assistant

Mr Tendai Mushonga – builders assistant

 

Mr Tendai Samhembere - builder

Mr Tendai Samhembere – builder

 

Mr Tendai Samhembere - builder

Mr Tendai Samhembere – builder

 

Nearly there on the foundation wall

Nearly there on the foundation wall

Finished section of foundation wall

Finished section of foundation wall

 

 

Tendai enjoying having his picture taken!

Tendai enjoying having his picture taken!

 

Update:

 

The completed  ‘slab’ on top of the foundation walls

Completed slab on top of foundation walls

Completed slab on top of foundation walls – looking west

 

Completed slab on top of foundation walls

Completed slab on top of foundation walls – looking east

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