The extension is on going but good progress is being made. The two windows have been fitted in the openings. Unlike the way they were fitted in the original building where they were finished flush to the external facade we have set these in to allow shutters to also be inset. The next stage will be for our builder to complete reclaimed brick cills to the underside and then render the extension. This will allow us to fit shutters over the glass elements and paint the outside.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Sunday, 6 April 2014
As the weather shows some signs of improving so does the work around the museum site. Now the roof has been completed on the new extension, work is underway to complete the doors and windows. As ever the Trust has limited funds and so will be 'up cycling' where ever possible. This includes a mess room door and tea room French doors all sourced from people who were replacing them with upvc. Physically nothing is wrong with either sets so with a good sand and paint they will serve us well for many years to come.
The fence along to the engine house however was a bit rotten and as many visitors lean against it, it was decided it should be replaced! Chris has spent a couple of days taking out the old and putting up the new which is now looking great.
On the engineering front Bill has been busy working on line shafting to drive the two lister deep well pumps and the lee howl pump from Kelways in Langport. Most of the work is being done by him at home, however he has made a start putting up the main support brackets. Not a job for the feint hearted!