Work on site is carrying on at such a pace, it’s hard to keep up! Some of our photography volunteers have been onsite – if you want to find out more – check out Rachel’s Blog – it’s fabulously written! http://www.rachelpage.photography/blog/2017/9/brackley-town-hall-restoration-project—progress-visit-6th-september-2017 Thank you so much to Rachel for taking time to visit, photograph and write your blog!
Here is what has been going on inside the scaffold this week…
• Ongoing installation of pad-stones (how the structure will attach to the building itself) in the new staircase location.
• Started plastering the walls in the entrance lobby, office and lift area.
• Ongoing electrical containment – the electrician is installing draw lines which will help when threading the cables through the conduits at a later date.
• Fire protection is ongoing – fire batts are being installed and mastic to seal it in.
• Counter-battens installed ready to install laths for the ceiling
• Ongoing paint stripping to timber panels (what a long job!)
• Carrying out a survey of joinery items to assess old and broken panels in need of repair and re-using panels where possible
• Setting out the new first-floor pod (storage for the hall)– The two lengths of timber attached to the floor will provide the base for stud walls
• Ongoing containment for the plumbing and heating pipes.
• East elevation re-slating ongoing.
• Leadwork to clock-tower and dormer windows ongoing.
• Cupola timber repairs being finished up – Columns have been supported by a metal plate which had been screwed into the post and painted over
• Cupola has been prepared, primed and is currently being painted.