Progress with the Renovation - Update for the 19th July
Considerable work was done this week in the ladies loo to get it ready for the opening. It was one of the "must have's to allow us to open. Pete and Tony took the lead supported by Scott the Plumber and the volunteers.
New wall plastered (RHS) and floor laid
Marilyn got involved in the painting
Door frames readied
Pete the Builder laying the tiles
Preparing the vanity unit
Door removed readied for final bricking
Tony cutting the fiddly bits
Toilet ready for Saturday's opening
Whilst the building team focussed on the ladies toilet, the volunteers were working on the plasterboarding and to allow the plastering team to do their stuff. There was a lot to do and there was some long evenings to try and get the ceiling and pillars done. Still a lot to do after the opening but a huge step forward.
Pink plasterboard is fire retardant
First fixing by sparkies completed
The plastering team
Richard from #3 taping up
Complex board sorted out by the team
The pub was sectioned into workable areas
Steels being wrapped up
Getting there with the boarding
First skim done
Drying ceiling plaster
Stuart, owner of the plastering company
New boards often needed support
Every board was individual cut
Ian our volunteer plasterer
John and Graham got stuck into the alcove door which Richard D had opened up. This allowed the removal of a door that was essentially never used and took up a lot of space. This will be receiving insulated fireboard before being plastered and finished with a benchseat.
John bricking up the alcove door
Graham was the other half of the team
Other work was done to make the pub and courtyard attractive.
Hiding the building materials
Miranda painting the signs
Team planting up the flowers
John painting "Riverbank Green"