Renovations Diary: 3rd May, 2019
It does look like that the team are trying to dig their way through to China, but that is just the new footings that are required for the new pillars to support the new steelwork. This is being done under the guidance of the Building Control people to make sure that it is appropriate for the building - well it is supporting a lot of weight!
A good bit of news is that plastering has started in the gents toilet. This is a psychological milestone that we are starting to put the place back together rather than ripping all the bad stuff out. There was a little cheer from the volunteers when Ian the Plasterer started.
Rob and Scott - the plumbers - have been douing a lot of prep work in the bowels of the building for the new boiler and water tanks that are required to run the whole pub (including the B&B in the future.
In the background, the GRS were clearing rubble and prepping their school room. Also further scaffolding was put in place, you may have noticed it when passing the pub. Encouragingly >FirsMarilyn started the paint matching tests against The Swan colours - this is going to be difficult to match the chosen brand colours.
And when bored, some volunteers did some more wire stripping. There is still miles of old cables to come out, and then be stripped down to the bare metal which we will then sell for funds.
Extending the footings
New plaster in gents drying out
Paint matching trials
Footings nearly complete
Ian plastering in the gents
Another day, another skip
Ladies toilet ready for plastering
Shower was demolished
Boiler and cupboard removed