Progress with the Renovation - Update for the 28th June

Biggest news of the week was that the building inspector gave us the go ahead for the next phase of the renovation. On receiving that on Friday morning, we immediately started laying the floor insulation. We hope to complete that by Monday so we can lay the sub-floor.

The plumbers have been in too and we now have running fresh water. They have put in all the pipes for the heating, connected it all up and tested it. Next week they will work on the two toilets and using the fact that we don't have a ceiling in the bar, prep the first floor.

The ladies loo has received its first coats of paint, remaining plaster board inserted, and the floor leveled. As it is a priority for the grand opening, we aim to be tiling it next week. In the gents, Alan and Gerry have finished the pointing allowing all of the feature brickwork to be sealed. Other work has been done in there too but fair to say we need to have a blitz on it to catch up with the ladies.

End school wall beautifully plastered

Ian our plasterer has been in and completed both ends of the school room. This has also had other work done on it so it is ready for the electricians to come in and put in the lights, power points, etc. We are moving at pace now and will soon be adding the decorative touches and painting it.

New slate roof pover the side entrance

Now that it is dry for a period, we have also taken the opportunity to make some external repairs and improvements. For example, the area at the side door wasn't the best. We have installed a traditonal slate roof and given the area a good tidy. We need to do further work to make this an entrance to be proud of.

Lastly the cellar. The new air conditioning unit has been installed and just needs to be connected up. The weekday volunteers have got stuck in and done the tanking to keep the cellar dry. This has been a challenge over the last fortnight. We can now get the floor levelled and start installing other equipment. Our bar manager Matt has been overseeing this part of the project.

Old cellar cooling equipment

Old cellar cooling equipment

Side entrance to be repaired

Side entrance to be repaired

Ian plastering the gents

Ian plasering the gents

Side entrance roof slated

Side entrance roof slated

Started to lay the insulation

Started to lay the insulation

A completed featured wall

A completed feature wall

Ready for insulation

Floor ready for insulation

Door frames added to ladies loo

Door frames added to ladies loo

End of school room newly plastered

End of school room newly plastered

Bosco misting the ladies

Bosco misting the ladies

All hands available doing insulation

All hands available doing insulation

One of the old beer coolers

One of the old beer coolers

Services trench filled in

Services trench in ladies loo filled in

Slating the side entrance

Slating the side entrance

Our plumbers - Rob and Scott

Our plumbers - Rob and Scott

Insulation master class from Pete

Insulation master class from Pete

Baffy tanking the cellar

Baffy tanking the cellar