Renovations Diary: 5th July, 2019
It has been a very busy week down at The Swan. We are really pleased to say we now have a subfloor down in the bar. Okay, we still have the edges to sort out and it's a bit fluid where the bar is going to be due to continued plumbing work. However, it has allowed the electricians and plumbers in to do their work.
To meet the new building regulations, we had to add 100mm of insulation before laying the tongue and groove. This meant Matt of the building team worked tirelessly with volunteers over last weekend and during this week. Every piece layed had to be individually cut which was extremely time consuming.
But as you can see, it's only when you take a step back (hopefully not onto the insulation!) that you start to see how many pieces were required.
We now have a series of photos covering the the whole bar area. This documents not only the achievement but also that it was done properly.
There was not a single tear as the last bits were put in place and the gullies disappeared for the last time. We have certainly have turned the corner and are on the home straight.
Lino Len dropped in this morning, and has sized up the job for flooring behind the bar and other functional area. It's specialised as it has to be durable and easy to clean. It will keep him busy for a few days for sure!.
Scott (left) is one of our hard working plumbers. They have installed all the new plumbing including the new hot and cold water tanks, the new boiler, and all the pipework for the radiators in the bar. Today he was joined by Keith (right) who is installing all the specialised electric for controls, sensors, etc.
Theresa measuring up insulation
Sparkies were working in the school room
A sea of Celotex insulation
Part of the sub-floor
David taking cutting notes
Baffy and Bosco
First pieces of the sub-floor
Floor allowed sparkies to start work
Evry piece individually cut
Matt doing a really tough bit
Matt laying the subfloor
Ailish sanding benches