November Progress Update (November 2011)

Work is progressing well. The major changes to the exterior have slowed down because we are awaiting approval from South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) for approval of the cladding and roofing materials.

Work continues inside. The important work has been the strengthening of the wall supports and roof structure. SODC building control officers have demanded that the roof should be strengthened even though the building has stood well for one hundred years.

New timbers are being added to the roof and A frames. Whenthis work was being undertaken our builders discovered a written message from workers who worked on the ceiling in 1969. Please look through the photos and you will see their written message.

Other important work undertaken has been the removal of the old hardwood floor and a new floor covering put in place ready to receive a new hardwood floor finish later on in the building schedule.

The work on the toilet block has gone well and we are pleased that we are able to offer a new layout with improved space in the ladies toilets.