Dambusters Inn Scampton

The Home of Greg’s Brewery

23, High Street, Scampton, Lincolnshire, LN1 2SD — Telephone: 01522 731333

INN FRONT and Carrying On in 2021

A Record of Progress during the Construction of an Improvement to the Dambusters Inn (2021)

Planning Permission for the construction work to begin was received on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

We shall record progress on this page as the work proceeds.

The Landlord, Greg Algar, decided in early 2018 that he wanted to enhance the facade of the Dambusters Inn with a suitable structure to provide weather cover and increased seating capacity.

The inital ambition was to substantially 'upgrade' the existing timber-built terraced area. The design process was not a hurried one and the early ideas and suggestions milled around eventually leading to the view that a structure making a bolder physical statement might be developed.

It was.

Steve Hanks of 'Flare Visual Architecture' has designed an extension to the building that will extend forwards from the existing facade of the Pub. The existing exterior terrace (of timber construction) will be removed and the extension — the 'additional room' — will be built in its place.

The space will provide much needed additional accommodation for dining as well as hosting for small-scale events.

Joe Winter and his team at Joe Winter Building Services Ltd will build it.

The same team completed a major and extensive reconfiguation of the upper structure of the Pub in 2019. This work provided a long overdue restructuring and upgrade to the living accommodation at first–floor level and above.

Well, here we go, then!
. . . and we extend our very best wishes for good weather and good fortune to all the talented people who are going to make it happen.

Thursday — Weather: Sunny.

18:31 Thursday 22 April 2021

Laying the Setts Completed — looking absolutely terrific — and the West Window installed. (It all looks stunning.)

Ext. Day. Pub. Setts laid to the frontage of the building completed. Ext. Day. Pub. Setts laid to the frontage of the building completed. Ext. Day. Pub. Setts laid to the frontage of the building completed. Ext. Day. Pub. Setts laid to the frontage of the building completed.


Wednesday — Weather: Cloudy changing to sunny intervals in the afternoon.

16:57 Wednesday 21 April 2021

Setts Appeal and continuing Building the Stone Wall that encloses the Staircase.

Ext. Day. Pub. Building the stone wall that encloses the staircase continues in fine weather. Ext. Day. Pub. Building the stone wall that encloses the staircase continues in fine weather. Ext. Day. Pub. Building the stone wall that encloses the staircase continues in fine weather. Ext. Day. Pub. Building the stone wall that encloses the staircase continues in fine weather. Ext. Day. Pub. Building the stone wall that encloses the staircase continues in fine weather. Ext. Day. Pub. Building the stone wall that encloses the staircase continues in fine weather. Ext. Day. Pub. Building the stone wall that encloses the staircase continues in fine weather. Ext. Day. Pub. Building the stone wall that encloses the staircase continues in fine weather. Ext. Day. Pub. Building the stone wall that encloses the staircase continues in fine weather.

Exquisite skill and natural stone in perfect harmony


Tuesday — Weather: Sunny intervals changing to cloudy.

17:41 Tuesday 20 April 2021

The Setts on the East side are immaculately set and the equally immaculate Edge Protection is approaching completion

Ext. Day. Pub. The setts have been laid to cover the East side — half — of the parking area and the Edge Protection is approaching completion . Ext. Day. Pub. The setts have been laid to cover the East side — half — of the parking area and the Edge Protection is approaching completion . Ext. Day. Pub. The setts have been laid to cover the East side — half — of the parking area and the Edge Protection is approaching completion . Ext. Day. Pub. The setts have been laid to cover the East side — half — of the parking area and the Edge Protection is approaching completion . Ext. Day. Pub. The setts have been laid to cover the East side — half — of the parking area and the Edge Protection is approaching completion . Ext. Day. Pub. The setts have been laid to cover the East side — half — of the parking area and the Edge Protection is approaching completion . Ext. Day. Pub. The setts have been laid to cover the East side — half — of the parking area and the Edge Protection is approaching completion . Ext. Day. Pub. The setts have been laid to cover the East side — half — of the parking area and the Edge Protection is approaching completion . Ext. Day. Pub. The setts have been laid to cover the East side — half — of the parking area and the Edge Protection is approaching completion . Ext. Day. Pub. The setts have been laid to cover the East side — half — of the parking area and the Edge Protection is approaching completion . Ext. Day. Pub. The setts have been laid to cover the East side — half — of the parking area and the Edge Protection is approaching completion . Ext. Day. Pub. The setts have been laid to cover the East side — half — of the parking area and the Edge Protection is approaching completion .


Monday — Weather: Sunny.

17:14 Monday 19 April 2021

Levelling the Laying Course Sand is in progress and ‘up top’ — Assembling and Glazing the Edge Protection

Ext. Day. Pub. Constructing and glazing the Edge Protection. Ext. Day. Pub. Constructing and glazing the Edge Protection. Ext. Day. Pub. Constructing and glazing the Edge Protection. Ext. Day. Pub. Constructing and glazing the Edge Protection. Ext. Day. Pub. Constructing and glazing the Edge Protection. Ext. Day. Pub. Constructing and glazing the Edge Protection. Ext. Day. Pub. Constructing and glazing the Edge Protection. Ext. Day. Pub. Constructing and glazing the Edge Protection. Ext. Day. Pub. Constructing and glazing the Edge Protection. Ext. Day. Pub. Constructing and glazing the Edge Protection.


Friday — Weather: Cloudy changing to clear by nighttime.

17:45 Friday 16 April 2021

Where the Ceiling Downlights and the Heating Radiators have been fitted.
The lights are lit — the radiators almost ready for service..

Int. Day. Pub. Downlights in the ceiling wired in and switched on and central heating radiators fitted. Int. Day. Pub. Downlights in the ceiling wired in and switched on and central heating radiators fitted. Int. Day. Pub. Downlights in the ceiling wired in and switched on and central heating radiators fitted. Int. Day. Pub. Downlights in the ceiling wired in and switched on and central heating radiators fitted. Int. Day. Pub. Downlights in the ceiling wired in and switched on and central heating radiators fitted. Int. Day. Pub. Downlights in the ceiling wired in and switched on and central heating radiators fitted. Int. Day. Pub. Downlights in the ceiling wired in and switched on and central heating radiators fitted.

In the dining room behind the new–built room,
the old Artex ceiling coating has been
completely removed and the surface re–plastered.


Thursday — Weather: Sunny changing to cloudy.

17:26 Thursday 15 April 2021

Where the Cable for the Ceiling Lights has been drawn through.

Int. Day. Pub. Cable for the ceiling lights drawn through. Int. Day. Pub. Cable for the ceiling lights drawn through. Int. Day. Pub. Cable for the ceiling lights drawn through. Int. Day. Pub. Cable for the ceiling lights drawn through. Int. Day. Pub. Cable for the ceiling lights drawn through. Int. Day. Pub. Cable for the ceiling lights drawn through.


Wednesday — Weather: Cloudy changing to sunny by early evening.

17:28 Wednesday 14 April 2021

A Sealing Coat applied to the Ceiling and Walls — Ceiling Light Points marked out and
Socket Conductors prepared for connection.

Int. Day. Pub. Sealing coat on the walls and ceiling. Ceiling light points marked out. Int. Day. Pub. Sealing coat on the walls and ceiling. Ceiling light points marked out. Int. Day. Pub. Sealing coat on the walls and ceiling. Power socket conductors prepared. Ceiling light points marked out. Int. Day. Pub. Sealing coat on the walls and ceiling. Ceiling light points marked out.


Tuesday — Weather: Sunny.

11:12 Tuesday 13 April 2021

Flat Roof - Beginning the Assembly of the Glazed Edge–Protection.

Ext. Day. Pub. Beginning construction of the edge-protection glazed screen for the flat roof. Ext. Day. Pub. Beginning construction of the edge-protection glazed screen for the flat roof. Ext. Day. Pub. Beginning construction of the edge-protection glazed screen for the flat roof. Ext. Day. Pub. Beginning construction of the edge-protection glazed screen for the flat roof. Ext. Day. Pub. Beginning construction of the edge-protection glazed screen for the flat roof. Ext. Day. Pub. Beginning construction of the edge-protection glazed screen for the flat roof. Ext. Day. Pub. Beginning construction of the edge-protection glazed screen for the flat roof. Ext. Day. Pub. Beginning construction of the edge-protection glazed screen for the flat roof.


Monday — Weather: Sunny.

18:45 Monday 12 April 2021

Where the Plastering of the Ceiling and the Walls has just been completed.

Int. Day. Pub. The plastering of the ceiling and the walls. Int. Day. Pub. The plastering of the ceiling and the walls. Int. Day. Pub. The plastering of the ceiling and the walls. Int. Day. Pub. The plastering of the ceiling and the walls. Int. Day. Pub. The plastering of the ceiling and the walls. Int. Day. Pub. The plastering of the ceiling and the walls. Int. Day. Pub. The plastering of the ceiling and the walls. Int. Day. Pub. The plastering of the ceiling and the walls. Int. Day. Pub. The plastering of the ceiling and the walls. Int. Day. Pub. The plastering of the ceiling and the walls. Int. Day. Pub. The plastering of the ceiling and the walls. Int. Day. Pub. The plastering of the ceiling and the walls. Int. Day. Pub. The plastering of the ceiling and the walls.

The plastering team having just departed,
Greg Algar, Steve Plews and Steve Hanks are free to enter the space to discuss progress.


Friday — Weather: Cloudy. Some rain.

16:38 Friday 09 April 2021

First Fix.

Int. Day. Pub. The 'First fix' is complete — the space is ready for the walls to be plastered. Int. Day. Pub. The 'First fix' is complete — the space is ready for the walls to be plastered. Int. Day. Pub. The 'First fix' is complete — the space is ready for the walls to be plastered. Int. Day. Pub. The 'First fix' is complete — the space is ready for the walls to be plastered. Int. Day. Pub. The 'First fix' is complete — the space is ready for the walls to be plastered. Int. Day. Pub. The 'First fix' is complete — the space is ready for the walls to be plastered. Int. Day. Pub. The 'First fix' is complete — the space is ready for the walls to be plastered. Int. Day. Pub. The 'First fix' is complete — the space is ready for the walls to be plastered. Int. Day. Pub. The 'First fix' is complete — the space is ready for the walls to be plastered. Int. Day. Pub. The 'First fix' is complete — the space is ready for the walls to be plastered. Int. Day. Pub. The 'First fix' is complete — the space is ready for the walls to be plastered. Int. Day. Pub. The 'First fix' is complete — the space is ready for the walls to be plastered. Int. Day. Pub. The 'First fix' is complete — the space is ready for the walls to be plastered.

The cables are in for the lighting and power circuits, the pipework is in and connected to the existing central heating system and the new openings made in the existing main wall of the pub have been completed.


Thursday — Weather: Cloudy.

16:18 Thursday 08 April 2021

Setting setts for the path progresses and cables for the exterior lighting are fed through the walls.

Ext. Day. Pub. The pathway is progressing and cables for the exterior lighting have been fed through the walls. Ext. Day. Pub. The pathway is progressing and cables for the exterior lighting have been fed through the walls.


Tuesday — Weather: Sunny periods.

17:15 Tuesday 06 April 2021

The Path.

Ext. Day. Pub. The pathway to the main entrance completed. Ext. Day. Pub. The pathway to the main entrance completed. Ext. Day. Pub. The pathway to the main entrance completed. Ext. Day. Pub. The pathway to the main entrance completed. Ext. Day. Pub. The pathway to the main entrance completed.

An exacting and painstaking process . . . laying one sett at a time . . .


Saturday — Weather: Sunny periods.

16:36 Saturday 03 April 2021

The Flat Roof with the Coping Stones now set..

Ext. Day. Pub. The flat roof in progress. Ext. Day. Pub. The flat roof in progress. Ext. Day. Pub. The flat roof in progress. Ext. Day. Pub. The flat roof in progress. Ext. Day. Pub. The flat roof in progress. Ext. Day. Pub. The flat roof in progress.


Friday — Weather: Overcast changing to clear later.

14:33 Friday 02 April 2021

The Interior and the Big Breakthrough into the Pub from the New Space.

Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows —  thereby creating access into the newly built room. Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows thereby creating access into the newly built room. Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows thereby creating access into the newly built room. Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows thereby creating access into the newly built room. Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows thereby creating access into the newly built room. Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows thereby creating access into the newly built room. Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows thereby creating access into the newly built room. Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows thereby creating access into the newly built room. Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows thereby creating access into the newly built room. Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows thereby creating access into the newly built room. Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows thereby creating access into the newly built room. Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows thereby creating access into the newly built room. Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows thereby creating access into the newly built room. Int. Day. Pub. The removal of the existing, formerly exterior, windows thereby creating access into the newly built room.


Thursday — Weather: Overcast.

14:50 Thursday 01 April 2021

Commencing the laying of Setts — ‘Tumbled’ Setts.

Ext. Day. Pub. Commencing the laying of Setts. Ext. Day. Pub. Commencing the laying of Setts. Ext. Day. Pub. Commencing the laying of Setts. Ext. Day. Pub. Commencing the laying of Setts. Ext. Day. Pub. Commencing the laying of Setts. Ext. Day. Pub. Commencing the laying of Setts. Ext. Day. Pub. Commencing the laying of Setts. Ext. Day. Pub. Commencing the laying of Setts. Ext. Day. Pub. Commencing the laying of Setts. Ext. Day. Pub. Commencing the laying of Setts.


Wednesday — Weather: Sunny.

13:51 Wednesday 31 March 2021

Levelling and Compacting the Substrate in the Car Parking Area.

Ext. Day. Pub. The car parking area surface is being compacted in preparationg for resurfacing. Ext. Day. Pub. The car parking area surface is being compacted in preparationg for resurfacing. Ext. Day. Pub. The car parking area surface is being compacted in preparationg for resurfacing. Ext. Day. Pub. The car parking area surface is being compacted in preparationg for resurfacing. Ext. Day. Pub. The car parking area surface is being compacted in preparationg for resurfacing. Ext. Day. Pub. The car parking area surface is being compacted in preparationg for resurfacing. Ext. Day. Pub. The car parking area surface is being compacted in preparationg for resurfacing.

The Team welcomed today’s sunshine.


Tuesday — Weather: Sunny.

14:39 Tuesday 30 March 2021

With the Staircase in place, two of the three Windows fitted and the Planing Off of the Parking Area in progress.

Ext. Day. Pub. Two of the three window openings have had the windows fitted and the car parking area surface is being planed off in preparationg for resurfacing. Ext. Day. Pub. Two of the three window openings have had the windows fitted and the car parking area surface is being planed off in preparationg for resurfacing. Ext. Day. Pub. Two of the three window openings have had the windows fitted and the car parking area surface is being planed off in preparationg for resurfacing. Ext. Day. Pub. Two of the three window openings have had the windows fitted and the car parking area surface is being planed off in preparationg for resurfacing. Ext. Day. Pub. Two of the three window openings have had the windows fitted and the car parking area surface is being planed off in preparationg for resurfacing. Ext. Day. Pub. Two of the three window openings have had the windows fitted and the car parking area surface is being planed off in preparationg for resurfacing. Ext. Day. Pub. Two of the three window openings have had the windows fitted and the car parking area surface is being planed off in preparationg for resurfacing. Ext. Day. Pub. Two of the three window openings have had the windows fitted and the car parking area surface is being planed off in preparationg for resurfacing.


Monday — Weather: Clear and dry.

17:01 Monday 29 March 2021

With the scaffolding disassembled and removed.

Ext. Day. Pub. The scaffolding has been removed and the site tidied up. Ext. Day. Pub. The scaffolding has been removed and the site tidied up. Ext. Day. Pub. The scaffolding has been removed and the site tidied up. Ext. Day. Pub. The scaffolding has been removed and the site tidied up. Ext. Day. Pub. The scaffolding has been removed and the site tidied up.

All set for a new day.


Friday — Weather: Cloudy, light showers.

16:25 Friday 26 March 2021

The wall coping material added, bridging the top of the cavity wall.

Ext. Day. Pub. Lead coping added at the top of the cavity wall. Ext. Day. Pub. Lead coping added at the top of the cavity wall. Ext. Day. Pub. Lead coping added at the top of the cavity wall.

Preventing rainwater ingress into the building
or
The Art of Keeping the Rain Where it Belongs;

OUTSIDE.


Wednesday — Weather: Sunny intervals and dry.

17:41 Wednesday 24 March 2021

The fibreglass waterproofing process.

Ext. Day. Pub. A fibreglass and liquid waterproofing process laid onto the flat roof Ext. Day. Pub. A fibreglass and liquid waterproofing process laid onto the flat roof Ext. Day. Pub. A fibreglass and liquid waterproofing process laid onto the flat roof Ext. Day. Pub. A fibreglass and liquid waterproofing process laid onto the flat roof Ext. Day. Pub. A fibreglass and liquid waterproofing process laid onto the flat roof Ext. Day. Pub. A fibreglass and liquid waterproofing process laid onto the flat roof Ext. Day. Pub. A fibreglass and liquid waterproofing process laid onto the flat roof

The first stage in making the structure watertight — with a glassfibre and resin product.


Tuesday — Weather: Overcast and dry.

16:29 Tuesday 23 March 2021

With the flooring board laid over the joists, the waterproofing membrane is added.

Ext. Day. Pub. The insulation between the the two leaves at the top of the East wall. Ext. Day. Pub. The flat roof has been boarded and covered with waterproof membrane. Ext. Day. Pub. The flat roof has been boarded and covered with waterproof membrane. Ext. Day. Pub. The flat roof has been boarded and covered with waterproof membrane. Ext. Day. Pub. The flat roof has been boarded and covered with waterproof membrane. Ext. Day. Pub. The flat roof has been boarded and covered with waterproof membrane.


Thursday — Weather: Overcast and dry.

17:17 Thursday 18 March 2021

The setting of the timber floor joists was completed and the base flooring material for the flat roof has been fitted.

Ext. Day. Pub. The floor to the flat roof has been boarded. Int. Day. Pub. Interior of the room looking North East. The floor to the flat roof has been boarded. Int. Day. Pub. Interior of the room looking East. The floor to the flat roof has been boarded. Int. Day. Pub. Interior of the room looking South East. The floor to the flat roof has been boarded. Int. Day. Pub. Interior of the room looking South East. The floor to the flat roof has been boarded. Int. Day. Pub. Interior of the room looking South West. The floor to the flat roof has been boarded. Int. Day. Pub. Interior of the room looking North West. The floor to the flat roof has been boarded. Int. Day. Pub. Interior of the room, underside of the flat roof, looking East. The floor to the flat roof has been boarded. Int. Day. Pub. The Rolled Steel Joist where it is bedded into the foundation — also visible is the insulation material beneath the floor slab.

We have to expect ‘light rain’ on Friday (tomorrow).
As in farming — in building we have to go with the weather.


Wednesday — Weather: dry.

16:39 Wednesday 17 March 2021

The top few courses of stone and block being added to the walls.

Ext. Day. Pub. The top few courses of stone and block being added to the walls. Ext. Day. Pub. The top few courses of stone and block being added to the walls. Ext. Day. Pub. The top few courses of stone and block being added to the walls. Ext. Day. Pub. The top few courses of stone and block being added to the walls. Ext. Day. Pub. The top few courses of stone and block being added to the walls.

Ain’t that just perfect?


Tuesday — Weather: Mainly dry (a pleasant surprise).

17:16 Tuesday 16 March 2021

Timber Floor Joists are being fitted into the Rolled Steel Joist and onto the load–bearing inner leaf walls.

Ext. Day. Pub. Joists. Ext. Day. Pub. Joists over old window. Ext. Day. Pub. Rolled steel joist with timber joists fitted. Ext. Day. Pub. Rolled steel joist with timber joists fitted. Ext. Day. Pub. Joists — interior looking East. Ext. Day. Pub. Interior, Joists looking South East. Ext. Day. Pub. Joists, roof looking North East. Ext. Day. Pub. Joists, roof looking North East. Ext. Day. Pub. Joists, roof looking due East. Ext. Day. Pub. End of Rolled Steel Joist supported on inner leaf of South wall. Ext. Day. Pub. Joists, roof looking North West.

Luckily, the heavy rain forecast for us today passed us by.


Monday — Weather: Mainly dry.

16:24 Monday 15 March 2021

You may notice, at the top of the West and South walls, the posts bolted into position that will support glass panels — the glass panels that will enclose the seating area on the flat roof.

Ext. Day. Pub. Rolled Steel Joists jointed. Ext. Day. Rolled Steel Joists — looking East.. Ext. Day. Pub. East window wall. Ext. Day. Pub. South wall with two window openings. Ext. Day. Pub. West wall interior.

Heavy rain is forecast for the early part of tomorrow (Tuesday) — yet the ‘grand design’ will continue to make progress when it is practicable.


Friday — Weather: Mainly dry.

15:04 Friday 12 March 2021

Today, a Rolled Steel Joist is lifted carefully into position and fixed. (Among other things. )

Ext. Day. Pub. A Rolled Steel Joist is being installed. Ext. Day. Pub.  A Rolled Steel Joist is being installed. Ext. Day. Pub. A Rolled Steel Joist is being installed. Ext. Day. Pub. A Rolled Steel Joist is being installed. Ext. Day. Pub. A Rolled Steel Joist is being installed. Ext. Day. Pub. A Rolled Steel Joist is being installed.


Thursday — Weather: Rainy. Bright intervals.

16:22 Thursday 11 March 2021

Ext. Day. Pub. Scaffolding erected around the three walls Ext. Day. Pub. Scaffolding erected around the three walls Ext. Day. Pub. Scaffolding erected around the three walls Ext. Day. Pub. Scaffolding erected around the three walls


Monday — Weather: Rain

16:01 Monday 08 March 2021

Today, rained off.

Ext. Day. Pub. Scaffolding erected around the three walls


Friday — Weather: Dry

15:00 Friday 05 March 2021

Today, the Scaffolding was Erected. (. . . as you can see.)

Ext. Day. Pub. Scaffolding erected around the three walls Ext. Day. Pub. Scaffolding erected around the three walls Ext. Day. Pub. Scaffolding erected around the three walls Ext .Day. Pub. Scaffolding erected around the three walls Ext .Day. Pub. Scaffolding erected around the three walls

It has been a good week here.
A very good week.
Very exciting.
Congratulations, gentlemen.

We hope to continue on Monday 08 March . . .


Thursday — With the Weather Mostly Dry

16:57 Thursday 04 March 2021 – Dry weather (mostlly)

The Work covered, to provide some protection against the elements

Ext.Day. Pub. The upper courses of the walls covered for frost protection. Ext.Day. Pub. The upper courses of the walls covered for frost protection. Ext.Day. Pub. The upper courses of the walls covered for frost protection. Ext.Day. Pub. The upper courses of the walls covered for frost protection. Ext.Day. Pub. The upper courses of the walls covered for frost protection. Ext.Day. Pub. The upper courses of the walls covered for frost protection. Ext.Day. Pub. The upper courses of the walls covered for frost protection. Ext.Day. Pub. The upper courses of the walls covered for frost protection.


Wednesday — Steady Progress (with the weather holding)

15:31 Wednesday 03 March 2021 – Dry weather

The natural stone outer leaf approaching completion.

Ext.Day. Pub. The outer leaf almost complete. Ext.Day. Pub. The outer leaf almost complete. Ext.Day. Pub. The outer leaf almost complete. Ext.Day. Pub. The outer leaf almost complete. Ext.Day. Pub. The outer leaf almost complete. Ext.Day. Pub. The outer leaf almost complete.


Tuesday — Natural Stone Appears Around the Corner.

15:48 Tuesday 02 March 2021 – Dry weather

An existing window has been removed and the opening closed up. The stairs leading to the flat roof over the new room will be constructed over it.

The natural stone outer leaf is being built and insulation material is installed as a part of the process.

Ext. Day. Pub. An existing window now blocked. The stairway to be built over it. .

Ext. Day. Pub. Stone walling with window opening, on the East corner.

Ext. Day. Pub. Stone walling with window opening, on the East elevation.

Ext. Day. Pub. Close view of the opening for the East window.


Monday — The Interior Walls Rise Up

15:35 Monday 01 March 2021 – Dry weather

Ext. Day. Pub. High–angle view of the well-advanced blockwork

Ext. Day. Pub. The interior block walls nearing completion.

Ext. Day. Pub. The interior block walls nearing completion.

Ext. Day. Pub. Wide view, East side, interior walls almost completed.

Ext. Day. Pub. Two courses of natural stone walling – final brushing down.

Ext. Day. Pub. East corner, two courses of natural stone walling.

Ext. Day. Pub. East interior wall block–work almost completed.

A lot has happened since yesterday.
Amazing.


Sunday — Lunch On Site

15:56 Sunday 28 February 2021 – Dry weather

Mr Greg Algar (left) and Mr Steve Plews discussing the Project over Sunday Lunch

Ext.Day. Pub. Greg Algar and Steve Plews discussing the project, both seated at a table on site

Ext.Day. Pub. Greg Algar discussing the project, seated at a table on site, Ext.Day. Pub. Steve Plews discussing the project, seated at a table on site,


Friday — The Natural Stone Walling is Delivered

15:34 Friday 26 February 2021 – Dry weather

The natural building stone — carefully sized and stacked on timber pallets.

Ext.Day. Pub. Still on the delivery pallets, Natural Stone for the walls. Ext.Day. Pub. Still on the delivery pallets, Natural Stone for the walls. Ext.Day. Pub. Still on the delivery pallets, Natural Stone for the walls. Ext.Day. Pub. Still on the delivery pallets, Natural Stone for the walls. Ext.Day. Pub. Still on the delivery pallets, Natural Stone for the walls. Ext.Day. Pub. Still on the delivery pallets, Natural Stone for the walls.


Thursday — Some Materials Arrived This Morning (Blocks)

14:56 Thursday 25 February 2021 – Dry weather

Ext.Day. Pub. Ext.Day. Pub. Ext.Day. Pub. Ext.Day. Pub. Ext.Day. Pub.

The window on the extreme left has been removed — the opening temporarily covered — and seven columns of blocks, neatly stacked, stand ready and waiting.


Tuesday — The Concrete Base ‘Poured’ Today

14:34 Tuesday 23 February 2021 – Dry weather

Ext.Day. Pub. Concrete pouring from the mixer onto the prepared base.

Ext.Day. Pub. A wide view of the poured and levelled concrete base. Ext.Day. Pub. A wide view of the poured and levelled concrete base. Ext.Day. Pub. A wide view of the poured and levelled concrete base. Ext.Day. Pub. A wide view of the poured and levelled concrete base. Ext.Day. Pub. A reflection of the building in the wet concrete

A reflective moment.


Monday — Installing Floor Insulation

14:07 Monday 22 February 2021 – Dry weather

TOP ROW PICTURES: The crushed limestone levelled and compacted and the lorry ready with the floor insulation.

MIDDLE ROW PICTURES: Laying the floor insulation and carefully cutting it to achieve an exact fit

LOWER ROW PICTURE: Trimming a final section of insulation to fit along the existing wall of the Pub and the first strip of damp proof membrane has just been rolled out ready for laying.

Ext.Day. Pub. High–angle shot of the compacted, crushed limestone. Ext.Day. Pub. Wide shot showing a parked lorry loaded with floor insulation. Ext.Day. Pub. The compacted, crushed limestone and floor insulation being laid over it. Ext.Day. Pub. Floor insulation being hand–sawn and cut to size Ext.Day. Pub. A narrow section of floor insulation is being trimmed to complete the installation and the first strip of damp proof membrane has been rolled out.

We anticipate that on Tuesday, 23 February, concrete to form the floor will be mixed and poured here, so obscuring all that carefully crafted preparatory work.


Saturday — the weekend off. (We’ll be Back to the Front on Monday next.)

14:55 Saturday 20 February 2021 – Dry weather on a ‘rest day’ and all is quiet on the building site.

UPPER–LEFT PICTURE: Sample stone walling illustrating how the exterior walls will be built.

UPPER–RIGHT and LOWER–LEFT PICTURES: Damp Proof Membrane rolled out onto the walls and weighted down with bricks. The heaped, crushed limestone for the foundation ready to apply.

LOWER–RIGHT PICTURE: A general view showing the crushed limestone heaped ready at the front of the site.

Ext.Day. Pub. A small section of stone walling as sample for the finished building. Ext.Day. Pub. Damp Proof Membrane rolled out onto the wall and, temporarily, anchored with bricks. Ext.Day. Pub. Damp Proof Membrane rolled out onto the wall and, temporarily, anchored with bricks. Ext.Day. Pub. A wide-angle general view on a rest day.


At the Point of Pointing the First–Laid Bricks (and blocks)

Ext.Day. Pub. Ext.Day. Pub. Ext.Day. Pub.

14:03 Friday 19 February 2021 – Dry weather and the first three courses of brick beautifully laid and pointed.


Exterior. Day. Pub with digging machine at work - and sample stonework. Exterior. Day. Pub with digging machine at work - closer shot. Exterior. Day. Pub with digging machine at work.

Three Pictures in a Row

14:35 Wednesday 17 February 2021 – Ground work.

Also, some 'Sample Wall' just laid.


Exterior. Day. Pub. Trench for fill foundation.

Hosing down the concrete mixer.

Preparing Trench fill foundation.

Wednesday 17 February 2021

Viewed from the Pub looking towards the road.

Cleaning down the concrete mixer.


Exterior. Day. Pub facade with decking removed

Down to Earth

13:53 Monday 15 February 2021 – With the area mostly cleared.

The decking has been removed and stored off–site where it will be de–nailed, de–screwed and given a good old, ‘Wash and Brush–Up’.

Greg Algar (the Pub landlord) thinks that he may be able to rescue some of his Hop Plants from their erstwhile home in that ridge of soil.

Once refurbished, the decking is to be reutilised in the garden to the rear of the Pub.


decking half removed

A Floor Fondly Remembered

15:42 Sunday 07 February 2021 – The lifting of the decking proceeds.

A Floor that has served us well and supported many happy people on so many happy occasions

Visitors may recall the hops that once flourished in that bank of soil that runs along the front of the decking area.


Ext.Day. The one-metre-square wood frame into which the stone wall sample will be built.

A Sample Panel of the Wall

12:58 Friday 05 February 2021 – This is interesting. One of the tasks in this project is described in Item 4. of the Planning Permission.

A Sample Section of what will be the exterior wall of the building will be built within the wood frame shown in the picture, so that we’ll be given an ‘illustration’ of how, when built, the new wall will look. Good, eh?

EXTRACT FROM THE PLANNING PERMISSION —
4. No development, other than to foundations level, shall take [place] until a 1m square sample panel of the proposed new stone work, showing the coursing of the stonework, colour, style and texture of the mortar and bond of the stonework have been provided on site for the inspection and approval in writing by the Local Planning Authority (the sample is to be retained on site until the new development is completed). The development shall thereafter be constructed in accordance with the approved details.”


Ext.Day. The Dismantling of the existing timber terrace continuing.

The Decking is Going

15:57 Thursday 04 February 2021 – Viewed looking towards the road from an upper–floor window. The top layer of decking was removed today.


Ext.Day. The Dismantling of the existing timber terrace has begun.

A First Step

14:03 Wednesday 03 February 2021 – A single-handed start today on the task of dismantling the timber-built terrace. The anticipated start on Monday last had to be postponed.


Exterior. Winter. Day. The facade of the pub at 13:42 31 January 2021

Tomorrow We Begin

13:42 Sunday 31 January 2021 – This morning, Greg and Steve removed the furniture from the existing timber terrace and stacked it all over to the right–hand side of the car. On Monday, 01 February 2021, work will begin to remove the timber terrace so that the building process can commence.

Currently, the Pub is closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID–19) National lockdown guidance.