This accommodation phase nearly finished…

To remind you – the carpets for floor 1 and the stairwell were fitted last Thursday and Friday.

Mike putting in the finishing touches….

This marks the completion of construction work on floors 1, 2 and 3. We still have a bit to do on the ground floor to create the hallway – so we have fitted the fire board under the first stairs from floor 0 to 1 …

Now fire-boarding under the last flight of stairs

…and then blocking off the verticals to make the space safe.

…now nearly ready for plastering

I am not entirely sure what we will do with the space, but no doubt a solution will present itself in due course.

Slowly creating a great hiding place!

Mike’s next job was to reroute some old electrical cabling, so he crawled through the roof above the long corridor, and through into the roof the leads to the ghastly bit of Plas at the ‘bungalow’ end. All went well until Mike (who had been crawling backwards for quite some time) elected to turn around to crawl back whence he had come. On turning, he noticed a really rather sizable wasps nest…

Emergency averted – but only just…

…which we will worry about later. And now back to the important stuff…

The ceiling void needed to be levelled up first…

…the ground floor ceiling by the stairs was pulled down about 2 years ago so we could fit the stairwell. We then added various stiffening beams and, as a consequence, the ceiling no longer had an obvious flat base. So Mike had to fit more stiffening beams until we could identify a base, and then start fire-boarding it…

…and then we statrted boarding it up

…using the old broomstick trick to hold up the board every now and then whilst Mike exercised his screwdriver…

Mike and Alex work so well together – which is lucky really, as I was running the cafe

…until we (almost) have a new ceiling.

Ceiling now ready for plastering

Tomorrow I have to run to Llandudno, then have a breakfast meeting In Llanrwst, then return here for a church finance meeting – and then I will be ready to give Mike a hand with finishing the work, so that it is ready form Mike to plaster very soon. And I do mean very – Building Control are popping in Wednesday evening, and we are hooping to have the new fire door in place by then. Gulp.

2 thoughts on “This accommodation phase nearly finished…

  1. I obviously haven’t looked for a while but my goodness, what a surprise. You may not realise how well you are doing but you’ve progressed so much.
    Well done. It looks wonderful 🙂 x

    1. Sue -thank you so much for saying that! It does still feel like we have a mountain to climb, but it’s good to know we are not imagining the progress.

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