The Swan

Renovations Diary for 2022

We are back and running for 2022. The Warriors supported by professionals are working on the completion of The Kitchen. This page documents will document the renovations week-by-week during 2021.

  • 13th May 2022

    13TH MAY

    The Kitchen had received a professional deep clean and it was left to the Warriors to do the final tidy up and stowing away of tools and materials before The Kichen opened.

    See week 19 of 2022 for what has happened this week.

    13TH MAY

  • 6th May 2022

    6TH MAY

    McFarlane Telfer were in again to fit the final extraction hood that was required in The Kitchen. The team alsore-organised The Dry Store to maximise its' use for both The Bar and The Kitchen.

    See week 18 of 2022 for what has happened this week.

    6TH MAY

  • 29th April 2022

    29TH APRIL

    The team sorted out The Cold Store and got that ready for the final phase of The Kitchen. Meanwhile contractors came in to fix the roofing in The Stables and add power.

    See week 17 of 2022 for what has happened this week.

    29TH APRIL

  • 8th April 2022

    8TH APRIL

    This week the Warriors have proved that many hands make light work. Or, more accurately, many hands have fitted doors, trimmed, painted, secured and so much more as The Kitchen edges ever closer to completion.

    See week 14 of 2022 for what has happened this week.

    8TH APRIL

  • 1st April 2022

    1ST APRIL

    Massive progress in the internal hallway, and The Kitchen, and even with The Courtyard. What a week it has been. Go on have a wee look at everything that has been going on to renovate The Swan.

    See week 13 of 2022 for what has happened this week.

    1ST APRIL

  • 25th March 2022

    25TH MARCH

    The work of the Warriors continues both inside and out. Tony has been hard at work in the corridor while John prepped and painted the new Kitchen windows.

    See week 12 of 2022 for what has happened this week.

    25TH MARCH

  • 18th March 2022

    18TH MARCH

    The Kitchen gets ever closer to the finish line. Sincere thanks to everyone involved with a special shout to 'young' Terry who braved the rain on Thu to sweep The Courtyard before continuing to tidy up inside. Thanks also to Simon from Windsor Joinery who delivered and installed the glass in the third and final Kitchen window.

    See week 11 of 2022 for what has happened this week.

    18TH MARCH

  • 11th March 2022

    11TH MARCH

    The Warriors were a bit light this week due to holidays and other commitments. You can guess what the focus was for this week - you got it!, grouting with more grouting.

    As well as that, they are finalising the corridor between The Kitchen and The Bar. Tidying up all the cables, insulating and yet more fireboarding.

    See week 10 of 2022 for what has happened this week.

    11TH MARCH

  • 4th March 2022

    4TH MARCH

    Tiling and grouting still consumes a lot of time and effort in The Kitchen and supporting rooms. The door frames are getting prepared for the installation of the fire doors. And the steel beam within The Kitchen has been prepared with some very special fire retarding paint.

    See week 9 of 2022 for what has happened this week.

    4TH MARCH

  • 25th February 2022

    25TH FEBRUARY

    Taking advantage of the half-term absence of GR pupils the Warriors have insulated and soundproofed the extractor which passes up from The Kitchen and through the School Room. Not wasting anytime after her return from Ghana, Lexie was soon busy applying a finishing coat of paint to the steel installed long before the tiling and grouting reached such an advanced stage of nearing completion.

    See week 8 of 2022 for what has happened this week.

    25TH FEBRUARY

  • 18th February 2022

    18TH FEBRUARY

    Inside and out The Swan is looking better and better each week. Sincere thanks to Bas who has added welcome colour to the front of the pub. Continuing thanks to our Weekday Warriors who have spent another busy week in The Kitchen. It won't be long now!!!!

    See week 7 of 2022 for what has happened this week.

    18TH FEBRUARY

  • 11th February 2022

    11TH FEBRUARY

    How many volunteers does it take to tile a wall? Kitchen tiling nearly complete (and that is a lot of tiles!) allowing our friends from McFarlane Telfer to begin the installation and commissioning of the equipment.

    See week 6 of 2022 for what has happened this week.

    11TH FEBRUARY

  • 4th February 2022

    4TH FEBRUARY

    Plastering, tiling, painting, bricking, pointing ... basically anything ending in 'ing' has been done by the Warriors this week. They can see the finishing line now and it's all hands to the pumps doing various task, large and small.

    See week 5 of 2022 for what has happened this week.

    4TH FEBRUARY

  • 28th January 2022

    28TH JANUARY

    Teamwork has been even more in evidence than usual this week as our Warriors were joined by the team from McFarlane Telfer. The equipment for the kitchen is now in the room as the final elements are prepared for final installation. In the meantime the precious equipment is being kept under wraps.

    Have a peek at our diary for week 4 of 2022 shows the transformation that is quickly occurring.

    28TH JANUARY

  • 21st January 2022

    21ST JANUARY

    The moisture boarding is now complete and the walls ready for tiling, plastering or painting as appropriate. The guys have been working on the windows too getting ready for their installation whch has just started. The second electical fittings is also well underway.

    Our diary for week 3 of 2022 shows the transformation that is quickly occurring.

    21ST JANUARY

  • 14th January 2022

    14TH JANUARY

    The existing Kitchen equipment was given a final clean and then taken into The Kitchen ready for commissioning by McFarlane Telfer. Another electricity cable was pulled through and Keith was back beavering away. There are some picture of week 2 of 2022 of the transformation.

    14TH JANUARY

  • 7th January 2022

    7TH JANUARY

    A lot of progress in the back of the pub on The Kitchen, The Storeroom and The Coldroom. The guys were so busy that we didn't get that many photos of week 1 of 2022 renovations but what we have is there.

    7TH JANUARY