With the good weather Hammonds are progressing well on our behalf and our Weavers Lodge development.
The old priory wall that is the boundary wall with our neighbour has been lovingly repointed using sympathetic materials thereby protecting and maintaining this piece of local history.
What were previously 2 very small bedrooms have been knocked together and will become one larger bedroom with its’s own ensuite facilities.
All he demolishing work has been done ready for the new extension and side access to our respite/assessment arm of the service.
The demolishing work is necessary but what a mess and always a nervous moment. However, we discovered evidence of older building techniques, straw ceilings.
Before modern plaster the mortar/plaster used for ceilings was very wet so straw was pressed into it to provide structural integrity.
By modern standards this wouldn’t pass fire building control standards so we will replace with modern materials.
The old and dark internal stairs have been removed in preparation for a more open and spacious first floor landing and better downstairs access to the main building.
Nick Rickwood, our manager for this new service is regularly on site, working in partnership with Hammond to quality assure and help steer this development forward.