In the second of her regular blog posts about the Village Hall redevelopment, Maya Ellis tells us how the building work is progressing.
I love this stage of a building project – when a building site slowly transforms back into a building.
While the tiles are being laid on the now water tight roof, and the walls are being clad, progress inside the village hall is picking up pace.
First fix electrics and plumbing is well underway. Internal walls and ceilings are no longer being removed – instead new walls and openings have been formed.
The underfloor heating to the community hub extension has been installed and the concrete topping will be poured in the next couple of days. The rear windows to the community hub have been fitted as have all the velux windows to the new hall roof. The roof is now ready to accept the massive ridge light that will provide natural light to the community hub extension.
The new stairs, which will take you from the existing village hall to the new meeting rooms above, has arrived and will very soon be fitted. The floor above the hall has been laid and the new dividing partition walls are up dividing the area into two multi-function rooms. I understand plasterboard has been ordered and soon the internal walls and ceilings will be clad and ready for plastering.
To the passer by, progress on the outside may appear slow … but internally it couldn’t be any more different!