September update on the building work - 16 Sep 2009

Tagged as: Building Work

With all the good weather the builders are managing to progress well. The new four bedroom extension (on the right of the house) is now up. Behind that three bedrooms are being added. The inside of the house has been gutted, the front hall way has had the double doors bricked up & behind the stairs opened up.

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The picture on the right shows where the lift will go & looks through to  the corridor to the old kitchen, it is so difficult to recognise where everything used to be!

 

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This picture shows the roof of the new four bedrooms.

New Dining Room & Development - 10 Aug 2009

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Update on our builing work!

We have moved into our new Dining room , Lounge & kitchen. Lots more room, & no more builders underfoot!  Everywhere is a bit bare!! We will get there, I feel we have to live in the rooms first. Pictures are now on the walls, flowers & plants make it more homely.

 

                                                  

First Meal in The Dining Room

Serving our first meal in the Dining Room

Serving our first meal in the Dining Room

 

Hall Floor

Hall Floor

Tiles in the hall, found when the carpet was removed.

 

Walls going up in the new bedroom extension

Walls going up in the new bedroom extension

The scaffolding is supporting a metal structure that will be the frame work for windows in the new bedrooms.

A Day out on the River. - 10 Aug 2009

Tagged as: Broads Trip

Teresa from Boadland House, with the help from staff from Martham & Broadlands Park took 20 clients out on a Broads trip from Potter Heigham.

 

Enjoying a day on the River

Enjoying a day on the River

A Big ‘Thank You’ to Broads Tours (Herbert Woods Boat Yard) at Potter Heigham who kindly donated the tour.

  Views on the River

                                                

Final Stages of Phase 2 - 07 Jul 2009

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New Windows

New Windows

New kitchen being installed

New kitchen being installed

We are hopefully moving into our new kitchen, dining room & lounge this weekend. The work is progressing fast!

June Update! - 10 Jun 2009

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The work on the new kitchen, dining room & lounge is progressing well. The roof tiles are now all in place, the scaffolding is coming down this week & the floor is in. David ( the foreman) informs me they should be starting plastering next week. It is all taking shape & as with the bedroom extension  more interesting tasks await me……..looking at carpets, lighting & kitchen design. The height of the ceilings gives a feeling of space & the windows give so much light, it will be a big difference to the dark dining room we had before.  With the better weather we have been able to take avantage of having quiet areas round the side of the bedrooms & although the grass finally grew so did the weeds!!

This is a picture of the new lounge, taken from the front of the house. The three windows are bay windows, making an interesting feature & replicating the two apexs at the front of the main house.

Raising Money! - 06 Jun 2009

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As always we are trying to raise money for activities & outings. Elaine,Hilary & the clients decided on a sponsered knit! Knitting squares for a blanket & being sponsored per square. So far so good!

Elizabeth well on her way to her first square!
Elizabeth well on her way to her first square!
Elaine, Violet & Laura

Elaine, Violet & Laura

 

 

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Beryl

Celia showing us how it is done!

Celia showing us how it is done!

Violet taking it all seriously.

Violet taking it all seriously.

The money raised goes towards outings & activities, earlier this week a mini bus & various cars took 15 clients to Norwich Theatre Royal to see  We’ll Meet Again a compilation of singing & cabaret. Everyone had a lovely time, joining in with the singing & laughing at the humour! A big Thank You from all the clients to Elaine, Hilary & Teresa who organised the trip & all the staff who went along to help.

- 12 May 2009

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May 2009

The Dining Room, Kitchen & Lounge are growing!!

 

 

Looking up to the roof joists in the new dining room.

March / April Newsletter - 27 Mar 2009

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Demolished! - 27 Feb 2009

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No sooner are we all ensconced into the new build, do we career into Phase 2 of the ‘development’, the demolition of the dining room & 3 bedrooms. This will make way for a new dining room & kitchen. We have made the old lounge into our new dining room, giving us much more space. Some clients sit in the lounge in the new part of the house, others are still in the old lounge. The advantage of all this space is it is encouraging everyone to walk so much further, we will be all so fit! 

 

It all looks so untidy, but the new building will start to grow soon & once it starts taking shape we will get a better idea of how it will all look.

We are In!! - 07 Feb 2009

Tagged as: Building Work

Saturday 7th February 2009, today we moved into the new building. Lots of help this morning Bec’s, Den, Amie, Graham, Nik, Liam & Rob. Invaluable help from Sue & Val who hung 17 pairs of curtains….beautifully. We managed to move 5 clients & 1 cat into their new rooms. 

 

The builders moved out Friday 

    

L – R Ben, Chris, Larry & Jimmy

Hopefully we will see the guys back, to work on Phase 2 & Phase 3.

 

Val Ironing the Curtains.

One of the New Bedrooms (shame about the view!)

 

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