The walls have been plastered and dried out and the undercoats of paint are being rolled on. The electricians are wiring up the light fittings and outlets. And last weekend a team of tilers worked non-stop to lay the slate on the floor of the Ambulatory, lobby, kitchen and WC.Continue reading “Thomas Field Hall: The Slate Floor”
The glazing to the Ambulatory has been beautifully detailed. The front door frame is behind the glass so that it is almost invisible. Our architect gave a lot of time and thought to achieve this detail and it is exquisitely minimal. The glass canopy is held elegantly over the door by a couple of stainless steel rods and follows the slope of the roof.Continue reading “Thomas Field Hall: Glazing Spectacular”
This week we can say that we’re looking at the beginning of the endgame. The windows and doors have arrived on site and are being fitted. Another casualty of Covid, the company supplying them is not able to fit them for some time and we cannot wait. Independent installers have been instructed by the builders and have nearly finished putting them inContinue reading “Thomas Field Hall: The Beginning of the Endgame”
This week there was progress inside. The walls and roof of the Hall internally were lined out in plasterboard fixed onto battens on the 75 mm of insulation which will keep the spaces warm. Next week the plaster skim will be applied and the inside will look almost finished.Continue reading “Thomas Field Hall: Progress Inside”
Great progress this week: if not exactly raising the roof then at least pretty much finishing the roof. The slates have been fixed on the roof and the building is starting to look a bit more finished from the outside.Continue reading “Thomas Field Hall: Raising the Roof”
The November issue of Parish News is out for delivery. Subscribers to the print edition should be getting their copies through their letterboxes any day now.
The online edition is available on the Parish News Magazine page.
Despite some rather wet weather recently our builders are making reasonable progress and we will soon be weather tight. The heating installation, along with first fix electrical work is complete and screeding was completed on Wednesday afternoon. Roof tiling was due to start yesterday and windows are due to be fitted on 12 November.Continue reading “Thomas Field Hall: Soon to be Weather Tight”
One of the major features of the building renovation is putting in insulation. We nearly wrote ‘increasing’ but in fact, there was no insulation in the original building, which explains why it was always so cold! So now there are thick insulation panels fixed to all the outside walls, all over the roofs and all over the floor. We will now be wrapping up warm: the building is literally wrapped in insulation which should keep the warmth in and make the space much more comfortable to be in, especially in winter, making our energy consumption much more efficient.Continue reading “Thomas Field Hall: Wrapping up Warm!”
This week a great step forward was made with the installation of the glazing to the Ambulatory. The glass was delivered on Tuesday. After a false start when the churchyard gates proved too narrow for the crane to get through, a smaller crane was brought to site and on Thursday the first panels started to be fixed into position.Continue reading “Thomas Field Hall: Ambulatory Glazing Installed”
The steelwork for the Ambulatory is nearly finished and painted almost completed. The lugs sticking up will carry the glass fixings which will hold the glass above the steelwork so that it will look as if it is floating. The glass is now expected to be delivered next week and then the Ambulatory will be dry and ready for the underfloor heating.Continue reading “Thomas Field Hall: Ambulatory Steelwork”