Progress with the Renovation - Update for the 24th May

Quick update with progress as of 24th May.

You may have been wondering what is going on outside The Swan this week. Basically we needed to upgrade the electricity supply. Previously the pub was running on a maximum of 100 amps, the same as your own home. Now it has been upgraded with a three phase supply which will give us enough energy for all our needs now and in the future.

Once SSE had completed their work, our electrians from New Leaf were in connecting us up so we can have lights again ... and also the capability to make a cuppa - essential !

The whole bar floor has now been removed and the footings tidied up. The team are in today to restart rebuilding the floor. We should have the subfloor completed by the time of the BBQ. It's hard to believe, but we have filled another skip (number five!) in less than a week.

It's been fab for us to see volunteers coming in during the week. It has certainly helped us to make progress in the bar and also in the school room. Tony, Bez and Elizabeth came in for a chat and ended up preparing some of the wood ready for painting. Jim popped in for an hour and helped tidying up the footings in the bar.

Footings have been tidied up

Footings have been tidied up

Wood for the sub-floor arriving

Wood for the sub-floor arriving

Jim came in for an hour

Jim came in for an hour

Ready to start the sub-floor

Trench in the courtyard

Clearing out the pipework

Clearing out the pipework

Trench outside the main building

Trench outside the main building

Lunch break

Lunch break

Skip five filled in a week

Skip five filled in a weekQ

Fireplace now removed

One of the plumbing team - Scott

Volunteers who just popped in

Volunteers who just popped in

John prepping the school room

John prepping the school room

Removing the fireplace

Removing the fireplace

Filming all finished

Filming all finished