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UPDATE ON CLUBHOUSE REBUILD – 30TH APRIL 2012
Those members who attended the AGM will have seen at first hand the impressive developments to date. Since then the builders have made further headway. Downstairs, in the entrance hall, corridor and WCs, painting and wallpapering has taken place and mirrors have been installed in the washrooms. Further along, at the end of the corridor, where the staff room, wine store and dry food store are located, these rooms have now been plastered with doors hung. The front door has been painted and coir matting has been positioned inside the front entrance and at the entrance by the Sailing Office. The front office is the area where least progress has been made but the trunking and phone lines have now been installed. Downstairs, in the extension, all the widows in the north and south walls have been fixed but the glass windows and doors on the west side cannot be positioned until the scaffolding has been taken down. The dry lining for the walls has been erected, the ceiling is now up in the downstairs extension and the bar, which will service that area, is being formed. The extraction canopy has now been fixed for the downstairs kitchen. The windows and doors for that area and for the cellar are also now in place. Door furniture throughout the building has largely been installed.
Upstairs, the bar double doors have now been fixed and the upstairs disabled WC has been formed, plastered and skimmed, as has the lobby area outside the upstairs lift entrance. Building the upstairs balcony has proved to be a difficult and time-consuming operation. However, both north and south sides have now been formed, with the concrete being poured on Thursday 26th April. The plan is to pour the concrete for the west part of the balcony on Thursday 3rd May (weather permitting). A fortnight has to elapse before the scaffolding can be removed but the rest of the Phase I build should then progress quickly towards its conclusion. Outside, a base coat of rendering has been applied but rainy weather has impeded progress in this area.
Looking ahead, it is hoped that this week should see the rendering completed, weather permitting. The pouring of concrete for the balcony has already been mentioned and, in addition, guttering and brick work for the upstairs outside wall of the extension will be built. The majority of this week will be taken up with painting and decorating downstairs, less the extension. In this area the installation of the bar (less the zinc top) will continue, as will the installation of the downstairs kitchen ceiling. In addition, it is hoped to start the tiling of the floor in the extension. Upstairs, decorating will continue, in particular in the disabled WC.