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UPDATE ON BUILD PROGRESS FEB 13

3 February 2013 / Project Thorney / Build Works

Another two weeks since the last building development blog post and we’ve made significant progress. Our foundations are laid for the boiler room and the new internal rooms have their framework established.

The old Annexe becomes the new Grasmere Bunkhouse

The new corridor is being formed, door openings to rooms and shower block.
corridor door openings formed

Showing the full length of the corridor. Four new 4 person bunk rooms.
corridor room openings formed

2 extra toilets. OK you need to use your imagination a bit.
rooms taking shape

This will be the new shower block entrance with 3 showers and a further toilet.
establishing shower room door

A new ceiling for the shower room has had to built, extra storage space above.
new shower room ceiling

The old door (green) is about to go. The new opening will now give access to from the western side of the Bunkhouse.
new shower room external access

Blocks ready for the new plant room build.
blocks for construction delivered

First concrete delivery.
Concrete delivery number 1

Our technical solution to pouring the concrete down a 3m drop.
Concrete pouring 3

It’s all flowing smoothly, and the rig is still standing despite the weight.
Concrete pouring 1

Getting a good even distribution. Our biomass boiler plant room will be standing here soon.
Concrete pouring 2

Almost done and no snow today.
The new foundations

A bit of spare cement will do niceley to help along the new disabled access to the front door and reception.
New disabled access


UPDATE ON BUILD PROGRESS No. 2 JAN 13

20 January 2013 / Project Thorney / Build Works

It’s been two weeks since the last building development blog post and despite the weather complications things are moving along pretty fine with the new Bunkhouse refurbishment.

This is the week that things got scary. And exciting. All the unwanted internal structures were dismantled and the place became a building site proper.

First job – to remove internal walls, doors, fittings.

inner walls removed

The old shower room is being knocked out to make way for a larger shower block.

old shower room dismantled

The old toilet is being removed and the lean to cleared to allow a new entrance to be made.

removing old lean to toilet

It was good to see the place being fully cleared and to start to visualise the new spaces.

old rooms cleared out

The builders have now fully taken over.

building site stuff

The existing Annexe as seen from below approaching via Lancrigg’s private road.

old annexe seen from below

We’ve got plenty of kindling for next year. We just need to saw it up and store it somewhere!

spare kindling

We very nearly missed the old entrance coming off the building.

removing the old entrance

The new corridor is being formed – here the openings have just been created.

corridor openings formed

Another view showing where the new entrance will be from the inside.

view to new entrance

Finally after all the cold weather, rain, snow etc. we got the foundations for the boiler plant room cleared.

foundations space finally cleared

Hmmm, this pile of soil came from somewhere?

a pile of soil

First sign of the new rooms. The partitions between rooms being formed.

new room partition

New room structures from the corridor – there will be four rooms, each with four beds,

new room structures

The new shower block area gets fully opened out.

new shower space being cleared

And another skip. Is this number 3, or 4, or 5?

skip number three

The big hole starts to be refilled. New foundation preparations being laid. We just want some slightly warmer weather next. Pesky snow.

establishing new foundations


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