Renovations Diary: 15th March, 2019
On Wednesday, students from The Green Room School visited The Swan. They pitched in and removed the planters from the side door and took the soil to the local allotments. They also helped Jeff the plumber remove the toilet and wash basin from the large hall - this will become the school / function room.
As you may have guessed, the strong winds and general weather conditions have slowed things down a bit this week. That said, Peter, Matt and Ian have been making amazing progress replacing the roof of the laundry and also the men's toilet too. Both have had all the timberwork replaced and the actual roof itself fibre-glassed. This has saved us a considerable amount of money doing the work in-house.
Now that we have those in place, Warren came back on Friday to add more scaffolding to that area. We still await clearance to bridge over electric sub-station behind The Swan. Hopefully that will come soon.
Don&t get worried over the weekend if you see men on the main roof. The roofing team are working this weekend. They will be inspecting the roof and starting the necessary repairs. It's only now we have better access that we can fully understand what is required.
We got a bit of a surprise in the corridor that leads up to the main hall. We were going to repair the wood panels that had been damaged. However once we removed it, you can see why we had to keep going.
Corridor between the bar and kitchen
Main bar area
New roof going on the Gents
The Green Room School hard at work
Stairwell to main hall
Side covered with scaffolding
Clearing in the main bar
What was the old gents toilet roof
Removing the planters
Done for another week
New roof on the laundry
Some damp proofing will be required
Underside of the new gents roof
Removing the toilet in the main hall
Dry rot close up