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.
The old shower room is being knocked out to make way for a larger shower block.
The old toilet is being removed and the lean to cleared to allow a new entrance to be made.
It was good to see the place being fully cleared and to start to visualise the new spaces.
The builders have now fully taken over.
The existing Annexe as seen from below approaching via Lancrigg’s private road.
We’ve got plenty of kindling for next year. We just need to saw it up and store it somewhere!
We very nearly missed the old entrance coming off the building.
The new corridor is being formed – here the openings have just been created.
Another view showing where the new entrance will be from the inside.
Finally after all the cold weather, rain, snow etc. we got the foundations for the boiler plant room cleared.
Hmmm, this pile of soil came from somewhere?
First sign of the new rooms. The partitions between rooms being formed.
New room structures from the corridor – there will be four rooms, each with four beds,
The new shower block area gets fully opened out.
And another skip. Is this number 3, or 4, or 5?
The big hole starts to be refilled. New foundation preparations being laid. We just want some slightly warmer weather next. Pesky snow.