Custom property in Cyprus: site preparation and
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Marked out plot
The site has been cleared, the top soil and organic
matter removed and the plot has been divided into a
grid. The white shapes indicate the positions of the
pads that will support the footings of the property.
The excavations for the pad holes have now been
completed. For this property, the pad holes are
approximately 1.5 metres deep but they could be deeper
or shallower depending on prevailing ground conditions.
Construction of the footings
Approximately one metre of concrete has been poured
into each of the pad holes. On top of this, a steel
reinforcing ‘mesh’ has been placed on bricks. The mesh
was custom-made on site for each of the footings and
provides the anchors for the reinforced columns and
ground beams that form the property's foundations.
The steel reinforcing for the 39 concrete columns is
now in place. The base of each reinforcing is tied into
the steel mesh (shown in the previous photo) and held in
position by wood and steel bracing rods. About 50cm of
concrete is then poured on top to fill the excavated