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This project really does show an example of how not to do things! Sadly it sounds as though this ill thought out and detailed project is now going to cost sianpinnell both time and added expenditure to sort out.
No one in their right mind would lay blocks or bricks on a compacted footing/base. A concrete footing is the correct and only method to use.
And why on earth was it suggested that "breeze blocks" were to be used. This is a major error on the part of the design and construction team. If you are going to use blocks, then the only ones to use are concrete. Anything else will just absorb moisture and blow apart with the first frosts.
Not allowing drainage is also another poor oversight.
These kind of errors really should not happen.
Dotty, if I'm reading your question correctly, and you are asking if you need to lay a membrane onto the concrete footing prior to laying 'concrete' blocks, then the answer is no you don't.
I really would strongly advise not using the example shown as project guide line. It is doomed for failure.
Any one have any thoughts on the raised beds or drawings giving me the correct size
they should be . most of the work will be done by my helpers we will try to get a grant towards the cost of the beds, plus raffles etc bill the plot manager
sorry to be a little slow, but where are the instructions for the raised beds that you are all talking about.