Progress with the Renovation - Update for the 5th July

It has been a very busy week down at The Swan. We are really pleased to say we now have a subfloor down in the bar. Okay, we still have the edges to sort out and it's a bit fluid where the bar is going to be due to continued plumbing work. However, it has allowed the electricians and plumbers in to do their work.

Bar floor insulated
Bar floor insulated

To meet the new building regulations, we had to add 100mm of insulation before laying the tongue and groove. This meant Matt of the building team worked tirelessly with volunteers over last weekend and during this week. Every piece layed had to be individually cut which was extremely time consuming.

Scott and Keith

But as you can see, it's only when you take a step back (hopefully not onto the insulation!) that you start to see how many pieces were required.

We now have a series of photos covering the the whole bar area. This documents not only the achievement but also that it was done properly.

There was not a single tear as the last bits were put in place and the gullies disappeared for the last time. We have certainly have turned the corner and are on the home straight.

Lino Len dropped in this morning, and has sized up the job for flooring behind the bar and other functional area. It's specialised as it has to be durable and easy to clean. It will keep him busy for a few days for sure!.

Scott and Keith

Scott (left) is one of our hard working plumbers. They have installed all the new plumbing including the new hot and cold water tanks, the new boiler, and all the pipework for the radiators in the bar. Today he was joined by Keith (right) who is installing all the specialised electric for controls, sensors, etc.

Theresa measuring up insulation

Theresa measuring up insulation

Sparkies were working in the school room

Sparkies were working in the school room

A sea of Celotex insulation

A sea of Celotex insulation

Part of the sub-floor

Part of the subfloor

David taking cutting notes

Familiarisation visit by the Fire Brigade

Baffy and Bosco

Lunch break

First pieces of the sub-floor

Discussing the bar sub-floor

Floor allowed sparkies to start work

Floor allowed sparkies to start work

Evry piece individually cut

Volunteers hard at work

Matt doing a really tough bit

Matt doing a really tough bit

Matt laying the subfloor

Matt laying the subfloor

Ailish sanding benches

Tidying up in the school room