A New Year

18th February 2013

Well i cant believe its mid February already, Christmas and New Year came and went and before 
we knew it another working year was upon us.
It started well at Bowness,the old building was carefully stripped of its fabric and taken down.
key features have been removed and set to one side for inclusion in the rebuild.
We now have a level and workable site in which to work from, Heavy machinery is being used to remove rock from the rear of the building in readiness for retaining walls and soft landscaping.
The views from the build are a joy and we are looking forward to working there during the summer period especially.

we are also very pleased to be associated with the refurbishment of a holiday cottage in little langdale for a very nice customer who we have work for in the past.( see Damson tree cottage from our previous blog) we have a small window in which to complete the works,comprising of a re roof and kitchen /utility refurbishment. Its going well,we have had a few set backs due to the weather but we are still on time to complete mid march.{pictures will follow soon )

Grizebeck has taken a huge step forward, the underfloor heating screed was laid first thing in the New year following the installation of the Bifold doors and all windows.
Plumbing  is underway and first fix should be complete for the end of the week
and Electrical work is all but complete re first fix.
Plastering is due to start early march.

The Coniston site is all but complete of our works. drainage and a few snagging jobs are all that's left.
we now have electric and gas on site so completion of second fix can be achieved very soon.

Mill Gate received some much needed attention over the Christmas period , drains and service ducts went in and just last week we laid the reinforcement sub floor. Reinforcement to the floors are not as specification but due to the high level of weight going on the floor from the biomass boiler and accumulator tanks i thought it was as well to add a layer of A393 mesh. The sub floors have been left 200mm low in readiness of 100mm of insulation,underfloor heating pipes and a 100mm fibre cement screed should make for a good job.

Demolition at Bowness

The chimney stack before removal
Mill Gates new concrete floors

The pan mixer combined with the telehandler proves its worth

A great day out on the Fairfield horse shoe
I was late setting off on the horse shoe but it does have its bonuses.

Thanks again for viewing my blog. stay safe until next time.

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