Progress with the Renovation - Update for the 4th October
Project Manager's Report
We have had another productive week at The Swan. On Tuesday we held a volunteers painting day and had a fantastic turn out given that the weather was awful that day. We had about 14 people at the Swan at one stage. We did have to make the decision the close the bar that evening due to wet paint to all areas of the bar and loos but this resulted in a dedicated team worked late into the evening making most of the closure. Anne popped in and made a fantastic job of oiling the bar top it really does look stunning. We will also being showing other matches through the week.
Aside from one small area of skirting and a few second coats needed on the walls to the bar, loos and the internal doors we are almost there.
We have made a start on the external doors and hopefully we will be able to get these completed over the next few weeks. The final coats on the window sills have just been done and the windows look really light and fresh.
We have lots of minor works to complete over the next few weeks but none will be of a disruptive nature and the bar will not need to be closed.
We have ordered some chunky glass shelves from Windsor Glass and these should be fitted this week.
The slate hearths are due to arrive on Friday and although we can’t afford to do any further work to the fireplaces yet they will make a difference to the look of the bar.
The school room tiling is now complete and we are already taking bookings for this space.
Next week Peter will be able to commence the making of our window seats. We also have some old church pews that Will sourced and we will be sanding and varnishing these.
Finally our lovely plumbers - Scott and Rob - will be connecting the heating on Saturday as the nights are drawing in and there is a noticeable chill in the air.
We still have lots of work to do if you can lend a hand just turn up.
Carol cleaning the ladies
Painting behind the bar
Adrian finishing the windows
Preparing the windows for painting
Painting the new side door
Bez finishing the walls
Mariyn helping out
Painting finished behind the bar
Marilyn removing covering
Alan finishing the skirting
Trevor in the gents
Teamwork - Pete and Alan
Clearing the yard
Preparing the signs
Painting the glass cabinet
From the side of the bar
Front of the bar
Awaiting the hearths
Pete playing around
Sanding the front door
Stable door painted
Laura in the gents
John clearing the rubbis
Anne preparing for the re-opening
New wooden floor