Renovations Diary: 28th June, 2019
Biggest news of the week was that the building inspector gave us the go ahead for the next phase of the renovation. On receiving that on Friday morning, we immediately started laying the floor insulation. We hope to complete that by Monday so we can lay the sub-floor.
The plumbers have been in too and we now have running fresh water. They have put in all the pipes for the heating, connected it all up and tested it. Next week they will work on the two toilets and using the fact that we don't have a ceiling in the bar, prep the first floor.
The ladies loo has received its first coats of paint, remaining plaster board inserted, and the floor leveled. As it is a priority for the grand opening, we aim to be tiling it next week. In the gents, Alan and Gerry have finished the pointing allowing all of the feature brickwork to be sealed. Other work has been done in there too but fair to say we need to have a blitz on it to catch up with the ladies.
Ian our plasterer has been in and completed both ends of the school room. This has also had other work done on it so it is ready for the electricians to come in and put in the lights, power points, etc. We are moving at pace now and will soon be adding the decorative touches and painting it.
Now that it is dry for a period, we have also taken the opportunity to make some external repairs and improvements. For example, the area at the side door wasn't the best. We have installed a traditonal slate roof and given the area a good tidy. We need to do further work to make this an entrance to be proud of.
Lastly the cellar. The new air conditioning unit has been installed and just needs to be connected up. The weekday volunteers have got stuck in and done the tanking to keep the cellar dry. This has been a challenge over the last fortnight. We can now get the floor levelled and start installing other equipment. Our bar manager Matt has been overseeing this part of the project.
Old cellar cooling equipment
Side entrance to be repaired
Ian plastering the gents
Side entrance roof slated
Started to lay the insulation
A completed featured wall
Ready for insulation
Door frames added to ladies loo
End of school room newly plastered
Bosco misting the ladies
All hands available doing insulation
One of the old beer coolers
Services trench filled in
Slating the side entrance
Our plumbers - Rob and Scott
Insulation master class from Pete
Baffy tanking the cellar