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Build Works Project Thorney Sustainability

The arrival of the new boiler is a major event.

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

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


Like I said it’s a tight squeeze.

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It’s finally there. Phew!

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Next is the 2000 litre hot water storage tank.

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Just pop it down there will you please?

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

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

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This is what the pipework looks like.

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Our new entrance to the Bunkhouse. Preparing the ground.

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

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Some more concrete delivered.

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The new foundations are laid.

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

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Further progress with the shower room.

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Our new underfloor heating for the shower room. Yay!

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Thorney How and Grasmere Bunkhouse | guest accommodation privately owned and managed by Taylor and Carolyn Nuttall since 2011.