Friday, 31 January 2014

A different perspective . . .

Today we have some new photos of the Annexe build taken from within the perimeter fence so be ready for some new, interesting views . . . 

(Please remember to click on the photo if you'd like to see an enlargement.)

The roof from inside . . . 

A bit gloomy this one but is it any wonder given the awful weather we're experiencing.  This gives  a good idea of the size of the Annexe.  Our two workers seem a little camera shy!

Here you see the space in between the meeting rooms and the existing hall kitchen. The blocked-up doorway you can see is what used to be door from the hall kitchen to the grounds in between the hall and the old Scout Hut. 

Windows on the end wall.

A lovely birds-eye view of our Garden of Remembrance.

Wonderful straight lines on the roof.  It looks as if they used a ruler!

It's a good job someone has a head for heights!

That's it for now.  I hope you've enjoyed the little tour around the building site.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

A Head for Heights . . . ?

(Click on this, and any other photos, to see an enlarged version)

It's amazing how quickly the hall annexe building is progressing.  Just a few days ago, windows were arriving on site and now they are installed. It makes such a difference to the appearance of the building.

At the moment the roofers are working hard trying to make the roof watertight before the next band of rain comes along.

All those involved in the annexe building project have been doing a grand job.  Our thanks our due to the site manager, Stuart, for making sure that disruption both to the parish in general and to other hall users is kept to a minimum and that only when absolutely necessary.  Noise is kept down, especially during Mass times, and in fact noise has not been a problem in general.

I'm sure we're all looking forward to the day when the annexe is complete and those small group meetings which have been held in St Ann's Room can take place in the new annexe, and other small  parish meetings can benefit from this much needed facility.

Hopefully we'll be able to post a few interior shots of the annexe soon.  Meanwhile here's a photo taken from a different angle . . . 

Saturday, 11 January 2014

A roof . . . !

What with the dreadful weather, the busy-ness of Christmas and so forth, I must admit I haven't really paid quite so much attention to our building project of late.

My goodness, you couldn't miss this though . . .

Seemingly out of nowhere we suddenly have a roof; well, the bare bones of one, at least.  Because most of the work hitherto has not been easily visible behind the site hoarding unless one made a point of walking around the back to see what was going on, it came as quite a surprise to suddenly see the roof appearing, seemingly out of nowhere and very visible from the presbytery.

We tend to forget, I think, that whilst we've been muttering about the dreadful weather recently, and there's no doubt about it, it has been dreadful, the contractors have been quietly and efficiently carrying on with their work as far as possible.

Stuart and the team at ITC are doing a grand job!