Monthly Archives: July 2012

Top floor…. DONE!

Friday 27th July was not only my 41st birthday, but the day we poured the last structural concrete to form the top terraces / first floor roof. The cameras were there and we feel we’ve reached a milestone, with the … Continue reading

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More History

Thanks to Ray Pemberton for sending me this snippet from the Thorne Grammar School Magazine Volume 3 number 27, Easter Term 1927. It will be of particular interest to Old Boys generally, and to those locally resident in particular, to know … Continue reading

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Rich Wilson… Action Hero!

We had to cut away some of the original slab on the top floor / roof to make way for the stairwell and new concrete structure. Here’s Rich hammering away at a particularly stubborn cross beam. Took him about two … Continue reading

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A glimpse inside…

So once we had the lid on the first floor, and all the formwork removed, we could feel for the first time how the downstairs would be like. You’ve got to remember at this time, that all the concrete will … Continue reading

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The bedroom and en suite wall and fireplace

We’re extending the concrete wall from downstairs right up through to the main bedroom and en suite. Concrete shower anyone?! We’ve decided to do it slightly different to downstairs by just using plywood rather than it all being board marked … Continue reading

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First floor… DONE!

After the tricky walls, the first floor seemed relatively straight forward. We created the ‘soffit’ (the underside of the ceiling) with formwork and plywood, then added the rebar. During this time, I decided to clean up the first floor inside … Continue reading

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