Renovations Diary: 1st March, 2019

As you can see below, as we touch the building we find more work. With the building being sealed up for over three years lying derelict, there is a lot of damp and rot that has affected the woodwork and plaster. We have started pulling back the bad bits, and seeing further unplanned issues.

We would like to really thank our immediate neighbours in Mill Lane. There was a lot of noise and a lot more dust than we expected. Also we have had several commercial vehicles making deliveries too. Many thanks for your continued patience and support during the refurbishment.

We have had some great support from the local business community. Some are offering their time free of charge or equipment at vastly reduced rates. To acknowledge this support, we have just started a recognition page on the website. It will be constantly updated as we get more and more support.

As an example, many of you will recognise Ian and Anthony Birch who have been working during the week. They have offered their skills and time free. There are others too. Paul the chimney sweep, and Jeff the plumber. Without them, we would have had to delay the last volunteer day.

No real change on the outside of the pub - yet More demolition work going on inside the pub Nice wall cleaned up, plaster still to be removed from the adjoining wall Ceiling not looking great - to be removed eventually View from side door into the pub - floor looks rotten Damp apparent in the long room upstairs Ceiling has been removed from the office
View of the side of the pub Ladder against a wall to allow removal of plaster on a lintel Plaster between radiators has been removed, radiatorsto go too Sootbusters were in cleaning the chimneys Anthony Birch pulling down the ceiling in the office The Courtyard looks bare - watch this space over the coming weeks The Satable roof needs urgent repair
Had to rope off areas in the bar without floorbaords Long shot showing where bar used to be - floor boards up, rafters looking rotten The Birches Pub drying out a bit The old sign outside the pub, now being re-used Rubble has come down the chmney whilst being cleaned
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