Renovation Diary: 1st April, 2022
The Courtyard is being remodeled to make it more attractive and safer. It's a hot tar and gravel inlay. There will be loose gravel on top but not a thick layer. On Thursday, Micky and the Warriors cleared The Courtyard except for what has become their meeting table. On Friday, the clearance was finalised and the experts came in.
The team from S&V brought in a vehicle that held the tar and a burner to make it molten. They also took delivery of a lot of light coloured stones to be laid on top of the tar. A tamper machine would then be used to inlay the stones into the tar.
You could tell the team had done this many times before as they worked like a well oiled machine.
Working quickly, the tar and stones quicly covered The Courtyard. Unfortuantely we didn't have a time lapse camera on the scaffolding, our bad. However, with these photos you get the gist. And even Micky had a go at tamping down the stones!
And here is the finished result. I think all would agree it is much more attractive and safe, especially for youngsters and those slightly more older. This is a great addition to The Swan and we do hope to make good use of it during the sunny days that are coming.
The Kitchen gets ever closer to being ready for its' first test. McFarlane Telfer were in on Wednesday for commissioning the equipment. The Warriors were finishing off the last few bits and tidying up the internal hallway. There will be a few final tweaks before a deep clean after all the building work that has gone on. And then hopefully we can start some basic testing.
At the end of the day, the team got together for a wee photo. Only Keith, our electrician is missing. The Kitchen is now starting to look the part.
And in the internal hallway the Warriors have been tidying it up so that it is safe, clean and warm. That said, we do know that it will require further work when we eventually tackle the bedrooms upstairs.
This week GR6 were treated to an expert tour of the new kitchen that has been slowly taking shape beneath the school House. Huge thanks to Michael from McFarlane Telfer Ltd (MCFT) who came in to show us how the new kitchen appliances will work once the kitchen is up and running.MCFT have donated much of the equipment that has been installed at The Swan.