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Update on build progress Jan 13

6 January 2013 / Project Thorney / Build Works

After a week of dismantling beds, moving boxes and sorting stuff out, we’ve finally emptied the Annexe ready for the restructuring work to begin on Monday.

It all started the morning after our New Year guests left the premises.

The bunk beds have been dismantled:

Dismantled bunk beds

The Annexe dorms have been cleared:

Empty Annexe dorms

The builders have already moved in:

Builders moved into the Annexe

The electrical strip out is in progress:

Electrical strip out commences

We’ve cleared the loft space above where our new shower block will be built:

We've emptied the loft

So the dining room is in chaos:

Dining room chaos

Meanwhile outside building works preparations are coming together:

Building works preparations ready

The site is prepared for the first foundations to be laid:

Foundations site prepared


Update on build progress Dec 12

21 December 2012 / Project Thorney / Build Works

A quick update on work carried out just before Christmas on our new building plans.
First priority is establishing a new plant room to house the new wood pellet boiler. Second priority is carrying out refurbishment work to the Annexe. Third priority is implementing the new heating system.
Estimated completion date end of March 2013.

Prior to work starting with snow on the ground in December 2012.

Before work started in the snow Dec 2012

Digging in the snow with a hired digger.

Digging in the snow

We had to remove a large old tree stump. Very surprisingly it came out easily.

Removing tree stump.

After some time we found that we had made a hole in the ground. This is where the new plant room and fuel store will be built.

First view of hole

Colours in the rock, typical of Grasmere slate.

Second view of hole

Work temporarily halted just before Christmas as digger pneumatics failed.

Digger sitting idly in the sunshine.