UPDATE ON BUILD PROGRESS No. 2 JAN 13
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.
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The old shower room is being knocked out to make way for a larger shower block.
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The old toilet is being removed and the lean to cleared to allow a new entrance to be made.
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It was good to see the place being fully cleared and to start to visualise the new spaces.
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The builders have now fully taken over.
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The existing Annexe as seen from below approaching via Lancrigg’s private road.
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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.
!/perch/resources/old-entrance-removed-sm-w700h700.jpg(removing the old entrance)!
The new corridor is being formed - here the openings have just been created.
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Another view showing where the new entrance will be from the inside.
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Finally after all the cold weather, rain, snow etc. we got the foundations for the boiler plant room cleared.
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Hmmm, this pile of soil came from somewhere?
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First sign of the new rooms. The partitions between rooms being formed.
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New room structures from the corridor - there will be four rooms, each with four beds,
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The new shower block area gets fully opened out.
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And another skip. Is this number 3, or 4, or 5?
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The big hole starts to be refilled. New foundation preparations being laid. We just want some slightly warmer weather next. Pesky snow.
!/perch/resources/filling-the-hole-back-up-sm-w700h700.jpg(establishing new foundations)!