The Swan

Renovations Diary for 2021

The renovations continued at pace as we claim back the various bits of the building and overall site. Work has carried on and off this year in The Kitchen, the main issue was Covid.

  • 15th October 2021

    15TH OCTOBER

    This week the team have tackled a number of different jobs such as fixing the flat roof above the gents and concreting round the cellar hatch. On Monday there was a volunteer day to address some snaggings and make some minor changes. Some photos are in our Renovation Diary.

    15TH OCTOBER

  • 8th October 2021

    8TH OCTOBER

    A relatively quiet week down at The Swan ... well lots of prep work was done and addressing not very sexy things that are behind the scenes. Piccies in the Renovation Diary as normal.

    8TH OCTOBER

  • 1st October 2021

    1ST OCTOBER

    The Kitchen ceiling is now fully plastered and drying out. Prep work continues for the next stage in there. Also the guys are working on the cellar drop down area and replacing the temporary hatch. Some photos are in our Renovation Diary.

    1ST OCTOBER

  • 24th September 2021

    24TH SEPTEMBER

    Reason to celebrate - the plastering has started. This is a major milestone. The ceilings are complete. The walls still need plasterboarded but that is coming soon. Have a peep at our Renovation Diary.

    24TH SEPTEMBER

  • 17th September 2021

    17TH SEPTEMBER

    More insulation and fireboarding within the stairwell and the corridor. Prep work for battening and fireoarding The Kitchen. All behond the scenes so worth looking at our Renovation Diary for the week.

    17TH SEPTEMBER

  • 10th September 2021

    10TH SEPTEMBER

    The Kitchen ceiling has been fireboarded !!! What more is there to say? A huge step forward by the team.

    See our Renovation Diary.

    10TH SEPTEMBER

  • 3rd September 2021

    3RD SEPTEMBER

    A really busy week in continued renovations of The Swan. The ceilings in The Kitchen and The Store Room were insulated and fire boarded. A new false wall and door are also being added to The Store Room. And some improvements made with The Courtyard surface to make it more even.

    See our Renovation Diary.

    3RD SEPTEMBER

  • 27th August 2021

    27TH AUGUST

    Full steam ahead for the Warriors. The last of The Kitchen ceiling rafters was reinforced and the ceiling filled with insulation. In the hall insulation and sound boarding was added. Cables pulled through and a bobbin reel table refurbed. Wow! Want to help? Please get in contact.

    See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    27TH AUGUST

  • 20th August 2021

    20TH AUGUST

    The Warriors returned to the fray later this week, having earned some time off for good behaviour with their work towards the SwanFest. Once back in the saddle they continued with The Kitchen works, doing some final preparation required for the power services, whilst also turning their attentions elsewhere and bringing in materials for the forthcoming works needed for the pub cellar hatch.

    See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    20TH AUGUST

  • 13th August 2021

    13TH AUGUST

    Contractors have been working on stable 1 to make an office for the school whilst the warriors continued preparations for SwanFest.

    See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    13TH AUGUST

  • 6th August 2021

    6TH AUGUST

    Team have got stuck into The Kitchen beams again making excellent progress. Also the tidy up The Courtyard carried on with another flower bed added. And preparations for SwanFest are in full flow.

    See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    6TH AUGUST

  • 30th July 2021

    30TH JULY

    Busy week for the team. They repaired and whitewashed the front wall, whilst also installing new flower beds all making The Courtyard look that bit better.

    In parallel the tema continued up on the roof and down in The Kitchen, as weather permitted. Still a lot of work to be done but progress can be seen.

    And they even had time to put a new top on one of the bobbin tables.

    See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    30TH JULY

  • 23rd July 2021

    23RD JULY

    Down in The Courtyard there was a lot of preparation for the forthcoming AGM to spruce up the place a bit. New signagfe, new tables and a basic brush through too.

    Meanwhile up on the roof, new volunteer Thomas was fixing the roof - good man! Whilst in The Kicthen, the team were installing acrows to support the ceiling whilst they finished the joist work.

    See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    23RD JULY

  • 16th July 2021

    16TH JULY

    Work has continued in The Kitchen with the re-inforcing of the old beams in the ceiling. This takes quite some time to do giving all the other stuff hanging around.

    See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    16TH JULY

  • 9th July 2021

    9TH JULY

    Another week of work in the kitchen for our band of Warriors. Beams on the window side of The Kitchen ceiling have been reinforced, no easy task with the first fix already in situ. With the GR6 pupils now out for the summer work has continued to provide acoustic insulation in the stairwell and, soon, The Kitchen.

    See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    9TH JULY

  • 2nd July 2021

    2ND JULY

    Our bar manager took up the brush / roller this week and did some re-painting to tidy up the bar area. Meanhile the Warriors were reinforcing the kitchen ceiling joists in preparation for boarding.

    See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    2ND JULY

  • 25th June 2021

    25TH JUNE

    Work continued in The Kitchen with insulating the ceiling whilst the professionals continued with the first fix of the electrics and plumbing.

    The team also started sealing the new stairs and perhaps their greatest accomplishment, hung the new dartboard.

    See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    25TH JUNE

  • 18th June 2021

    18TH JUNE

    Keith has been really busy within the hall and The Kitchen putting in all the power wires that are required for the ovens, etc. See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    18TH JUNE

  • 11th June 2021

    11TH JUNE

    The team have been putting the finishing touches to the stairs leading up to THe School House. Meanwhile Keith our electrician has started the first fitting in The Kitchen. See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    11TH JUNE

  • 4th June 2021

    4TH JUNE

    Carrying on from last week, the team have fitted the stairs up to The School Room. See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    4TH JUNE

  • 28th May 2021

    28TH MAY

    With the students studying in The School Room and the bad weather, the work was limited this week. The team managed to place the new stairs in place and test them for fit. See our Renovation Diary for this week.

    28TH MAY

  • 21st May 2021

    21ST MAY

    More work in The School Room this week after clearing (plus selling) all the scrap metal accumulated in the renovation. Some piccie in our Renovation Diary.

    21ST MAY

  • 14th May 2021

    14TH MAY

    The School Room has had the floor reinstated and the guys have been working on the chimney breast to reinstate the wall panelling. The professionals have been back up on the roof of the pub and the stables doing further remedial work. There are a couple of pictures in our Renovation Diary.

    14TH MAY

  • 7th May 2021

    7TH MAY

    The Weekday Warriors have been joined by the professional team so things are moving at pace. Further work has been done upstairs and dowstairs on the new extraction unit. Also The Kitchen exterior wall has been re-instated. see our Renovation Diary for more.

    7TH MAY

  • 30th April 2021

    30TH APRIL

    The Weekday Warriors have been surprisingly camera shy this week but the results of their work remain clearly visible. They have been hard at work clearing out wet and dry rot in the store room (aka Room Of Doom!). Not very sexy but absolutely essential going forward. Have a peek at our Renovation Diary.

    30TH APRIL

  • 23rd April 2021

    23RD APRIL

    Whilst the concrete is drying, the guys are working to restore The School Room after the new extraction unit has been installed. There's a few piccies in our Renovation Diary.

    23RD APRIL

  • 16th April 2021

    16TH APRIL

    With the concrete currently drying, the Warriors have been limited in what they can do. With the school returning soon, the Warriors re-started work to finalise the floor round about the chimney which now has the new extractor. See our Renovation Diary.

    16TH APRIL

  • 9th April 2021

    9TH APRIL

    The guys have been busting a gut this week to get the concrete laid in The Kitchen, hallway and The Store Room. Working to 12.25am (yes in the morning), the prep work was completed. They were back again at 8am to lay the concrete. See our Renovation Diary to get a flavour of their achievement!

    9TH APRIL

  • 2nd April 2021

    2ND APRIL

    The Kitchen has taken more steps forward with the team putting in the protectors required for the power and getting the floor ready for concreting. And there were quite a few deliveries too! It's coming together quickly now. See our Renovation Diary to see what has been happening down at The Swan.

    2ND APRIL

  • 26th March 2021

    26TH MARCH

    RAS are in to start the riser for the kitchen extractor. The area they will be working in is the schoolroom to get this ready for after Easter GR6.

    The Warriors have been busy this week, why not have a peep at the Renovation Diary to see what else has been happening.

    26TH MARCH

  • 19th March 2021

    19TH MARCH

    The Warriors were hard at it again preparing for the installation of the kitchen extraction system. The kitchen equipment started to return including a new pizza over. And the lads chalked out the final plan to ensure no mistooks. See the Renovation Diary.

    19TH MARCH

  • 12th March 2021

    12TH MARCH

    The Warriors have had to leap tall buildings this week having removed the stairs between the ground floor and The School House above. The stairs will be replaced very soon. See some photos in our diary entry for 12th March.

    12TH MARCH

  • 5th March 2021

    5TH MARCH

    Work has continued in The Kitchen and The Storeroom to prepare the walls and floors for the next stage. This has taken a lot of back breaking work moving screed from The Courtyard to where it is needed. Deliveries of raw materials for the next stage have also started appearing. You never know, the kitchen itself might be next.

    Our diary for 5th March.

    5TH MARCH

  • 26th February 2021

    26TH FEBRUARY

    Various members of the team and contractors were in last wekend and completed the rebuild of the backwall of The Kitchen.

    During the week, the lads have been working on filling in the gap created by moving The Kitchen fireplace and levelling the floors.

    Our diary for 26th February.

    26TH FEBRUARY

  • 19th February 2021

    19TH FEBRUARY

    The rebuild of The Kitchen is in full flow. Improving the brickwork and installing new lintels. It's full steam ahead for the Weekday Warriors. Want to become one? Everyone welcome!

    See the diary for 19th February.

    19TH FEBRUARY

  • 12th February 2021

    12TH FEBRUARY

    The week work to be th steels in started. And we saw some magnificent driving to get a rather large tipper truck into The COurtyard to remove all the debris from The Kitchen and backrooms.

    See our diary for 12th February.

    12TH FEBRUARY

  • 5th February 2021

    5TH FEBRUARY

    The Weekday Warriors have continued their work in the depths of The Swan. They have continued clearing away and prepping in The Kitchen, The Store Room and in The Hallway. The Room of Doom is no more.

    See some photos and info in our diary for 5th February.

    5TH FEBRUARY

  • 29th January 2021

    29TH JANUARY

    The guys have continued with the other backrooms and also The Kitchen. We are almost at the point where the contractors can walk in and finish it off in a few weeks (LOL).

    See more of the photos and details in our renovation diary page for 29th January.

    29TH JANUARY

  • 22nd January 2021

    22ND JANUARY

    The new kitchen windows were delivered! A great piece of work by Windsor Joinery. Along with that, the guys have digging for gold or for the centre of the earth, we're not sure which. The Kitchen floor is taking a considerable amount of extra effort - typical of a very old building as we are finding out again.

    See more of the photos and details in our renovation diary page for 22nd January.

    22ND JANUARY

  • 15th January 2021

    15th JANUARY

    The Weekday Warriors have continued their work to preapre for the contractors to come in. This week they were digging out the walls where the new steel joists are going. Gertting read for the pads, etc as directed by buildings expert.

    See photos and our weekly report for 15th January.

    15TH JANUARY

  • 8th January 2021

    8th JANUARY

    The guys are back at it after the break and are getting stuck in to The Kitchen floor to take it back to basics. In doing so they made some interesting finds.

    See photos and our weekly report for 8th January.

    8TH JANUARY