Renovations Diary: 17th May, 2019
This was an important week for moving forward with the pub. All the foundations and new brickwork has been put in place (as well as inspected) ready for the new ceiling supports. The steels were delivered by It's A Steel and were installed by our professional building team.
Further work on the ceiling was done by the volunteers. Most of the bar ceiling has now been taken down being readied for the new fire resistant boards. Old paster and lathe removed, and lots and lots of nails. More nails than you can imagine! Plus centuries of dust too.
And to top it off, the last of the bar floor is now being removed. This is getting rid of the rotten beams and taking it back to the brickwork and original ground level as appropriate.
The volunteers have aso been busy outside with a trench started in The Courtyard for the new electricity supply. This will come into Stable 5 and then be distributed throughout the pub via new armoured ducts and cables through the ladies toiler.
And behinf the scenes, Rob and Scott - our plumbers - are making great progress on the heating system. Due to security we will limit the photos of what they are doing.
Inserting a steel support
Old ceiling is being removed
Part of the old ceiling
Creating a blank canvas
Trench for the mains electricity
Team work was essential
Last of the floor was removed
Laths being kept for the BBQ
One of the plumbing team - Rob
Just before last of floor removed
School Room being prepped for painting
Steels are in
Simpsons swapping skips
Fourth full skip
Our other plumber - Scott
Acrows have now gone
Ladies loo slowly taking shape
And at last, the sun is out ...