Renovations Diary: 7th June, 2019
An update from our Project Manager
We have had another very productive week at The Swan thanks to our regular team and our amazing volunteers.
The school room is taking shape and we have chosen the kitchenette from Howdens . We are still prepping for the decoration and we can hopefully undertake a lot of this work on our volunteer’s day. We then need to sand the floors. The plumbers and electricians just need to complete their first fixing works and away we go with the decoration.
We had a nice surprise on Tuesday when John exposed an internal window in the School Room which we will retain as a feature. After all the years covered up it does need a little work, but it will certainly provide more natural light to the stairwell.
We are currently working on the bar cellar getting it ready for all the specialist equipment needed. It has emptied, and we are hoping that it will be washed down and thoroughly cleaned during the volunteers day. This will allow the tanking (water proofing and protection) to be done in the coming days.
We still need extra weekday volunteers. Just please pop by if you want to help even if you have no skills we can find something useful for you to do. Your Swan needs you !
This is Alex Loveless who had a couple of free hours on Thursday. He came in and helped remove some of the ceilings on the first floor. Watch out for more news about Alex as he takes up the 50km Thames Path Challenge in support of The Swan.
Alan and Geraldine contacted me on Monday to express an interest in volunteering. Alan is a time served local builder and is going to offer some of his time along with Geraldine who will act as his assistant.
One of the main areas is the exposed brickwork in the bar - he will help to prepare this and then undertake all the pointing. We are at a crucial stage now with the bar and this work is invaluable.
Marilyn (site project manager)
Inside the cellar
Signature of previous cellarman
First floor hall ceiling was removed
Ken after taking down a ceiling
SSE have laid tarmac
Marilyn our project manager
Another photo of the cellar
Lots of pipes in the cellar
Bedroom 3 without its ceiling
Skips being swapped
Gerry and Alan
Trevor in the school room
The other side of the cellar
Progressing the school room
Ian after taking down a ceiling
Pete and Tony fixing the ceiing
Alex disposing of ceiling material
Alan found this window