Monday, 26 September 2011

Working on the shop front.

I managed to get some work done replacing lots of rot on the frontage of the shop.being so exposed and getting plenty of salt air hasn't done the paint any good but it's been a long while since any work was done to it.

This was the best of the gutters,there're cast iron and heavy but had managed to hang on despite the fixing screws rotting away.they sit on wood which had rotted away and also ran uphill so water had no chance of getting away.
 The gutter on the other side simply crumbled away to nothing The heavy wooden beam behind was soft and decayed and was cut out and replaced with new.

Two coats of primer and undercoat and a couple of coats of top coat should help slow any future rot down.The wood has beeb fixed to the wall with heavy screws and some of the 'Hard as Nails' type glue.I've been carefull to seal any gaps as before water had been getting in behind some of the timber.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Still up in the air.

Still more work to do on the building.The gutters are rotted out and all sorts of woodwork is crumbling away.The shop is in what is supposed to be one of Lowestofts conservation areas,although with all the plastic windows,satellite dishes and gaudy signs everywhere it's difficult to work out what they are hoping to conserve.However that means that the gutters will be repaired with welding and braze rather than being replace like everyone else has with plastic and the repairs will be in the original materials.
I haven't had much time to do anything to the club web site.Hopefully a few more weeks will see all these repairs finalised.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Latest instalment on scaffolding.

I've got a sort of scaffolding tower outside the shop.Most of it went up Sunday morning.It took the guys two days to get it all up,the road is a busy one and highways don't allow too much disruption so the bulk of the work was done on a Sunday.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Scaffolding aand other problems.

Hopefully I can start work on the front of the building this week.I made the mistake of getting a firm called "Be safe" scaffolding of Lowestoft to erect scaffolding but all they came up with was an endless stream of excuses for delaying work.Thankfully I've now found a proper organised firm with all the right qualifications and in theorey the scaffolding will be up in a day or so.