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UPDATE ON BUILD PROGRESS MAR 17

17 March 2013 / Project Thorney / Sustainability / Build Works

This is the week that the boiler finally arrived. What an exciting day with all hands on deck. Our initial worries about getting it installed were put to rest.

The new boiler is a Guntamatic Wood Pellet biomass fueled boiler using sustainable wood produce from Cumbria. We’re now looking forwards to firing it up for the first time and the heating coming on stream in time for reopening the Bunkhouse.

The arrival of the new boiler is a major event.

picking up the boiler

It’s ready to be unwrapped. Is it Christmas?

Is that our new boiler?

Blimey that looks a bit scary. The access is a little narrow, but this Telehandler driver seems to know what he is doing.

yikes!

Like I said it’s a tight squeeze.

its a tight fit

It’s finally there. Phew!

boiler in new place

Next is the 2000 litre hot water storage tank.

water storage next

Just pop it down there will you please?

water storage delivered

Setting up the boiler and water storage tanks. This may take a few days.

new boiler set up

Our hot water will be delivered to the main building via some highly insulated underground pipework through this trench.

heating pipework trench

This is what the pipework looks like.

underground pipe work

Our new entrance to the Bunkhouse. Preparing the ground.

preparing the new entrance

Ready to pour concrete to make the base for the entrance porch.

ready for concrete

Some more concrete delivered.

concrete delivered

The new foundations are laid.

foundations laid

This is the first layout of the 3 new shower stalls in our unisex shower room.

the shower stalls are formed

Further progress with the shower room.

shower room build

Our new underfloor heating for the shower room. Yay!

under floor heating


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.