Some photos of the progress…

All the walls were artexed and painted brown, which made it feel really dark inside
All the walls were artexed and painted brown, which made it feel really dark inside
The wood panels on the walls had to go
The wood panels on the walls had to go
The view looking out the front door
The view looking out the front door
The original floor joist along with herringbone struts had been in place for over a century
The original floor joist along with herringbone struts had been in place for over a century

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Making a hole for the new staircase
Making a hole for the new staircase

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The studwork around the staircase starts to go up
The studwork around the staircase starts to go up
When it rained water ran down the wall and into these power outlets and switches!
When it rained water ran down the wall and into these power outlets and switches!

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The staircase in place
The staircase in place

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The double inner skin of fireboard goes on
The double inner skin of fireboard goes on
Upstairs a new brick pier is built to hang the door on
Upstairs a new brick pier is built to hang the door on
We used steel box lintels to bridge the gap and spread the load
We used steel box lintels to bridge the gap and spread the load
The Pantry has its own entrance via this staircase
The Pantry has its own entrance via this staircase

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The fire exit on the first floor
The fire exit on the first floor
There was lots of wood which we cut down for kindling then gave I away to people
There was lots of wood which we cut down for kindling then gave I away to people
The old toilets are being made into one big disabled toilet
The old toilets are being made into one big disabled toilet
Lots and lots of rubble is always produced
Lots and lots of rubble is always produced
The hill up to the skip. I could manage around 20-30 wheelbarrows full of rubble a day up the hill
The hill up to the skip. I could manage around 20-30 wheelbarrows full of rubble a day up the hill

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I came in one morning to find a collapsed ceiling which was unplanned and budgeted for.
I came in one morning to find a collapsed ceiling which was unplanned and budgeted for.
The rot from water damage. Years of neglect
The rot from water damage. Years of neglect
There were 3 layers of plasterboard that needed stripping off
There were 3 layers of plasterboard that needed stripping off

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The view from the Meeting Room
The view from the Meeting Room
Inside the Prayer Room
Inside the Prayer Room
There were literally hundreds of nails that had to be removed ny hand
There were literally hundreds of nails that had to be removed ny hand

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The acoustic rockwool insulation goes inside the studwork
The acoustic rockwool insulation goes inside the studwork
Finished!
Finished!
Then acoustic sound bars are fitted
Then acoustic sound bars are fitted

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The view from the first floor
The view from the first floor
The heavy duty acoustic membrane was difficult to hang
The heavy duty acoustic membrane was difficult to hang
The stripped outside walls
The stripped outside walls

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Sunset...
Sunset…
The top floor view
The top floor view
This will be the main Meeting Room for teaching etc
This will be the main Meeting Room for teaching etc
The new ceiling goes up
The new ceiling goes up
Finished
Finished
Boxing in with fireboard around the RSJs
Boxing in with fireboard around the RSJs
Exposing the walls where the old plaster was ruined
Exposing the walls where the old plaster was ruined

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The scaffold goes up
The scaffold goes up
The view from the Meeting Room
The view from the Meeting Room
Blue walls
Blue walls
The new render on the outside
The new render on the outside
Old building methods
Old building methods

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Patching up the walls
Patching up the walls
My office
My office
Pastor Paul making bacon butties
Pastor Paul making bacon butties
The men's group came and helped
The men’s group came and helped
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
A great help for me...27 men giving 2 hours each was over a week's work for me in a single night
A great help for me…27 men giving 2 hours each was over a week’s work for me in a single night
The plaster goes on
The plaster goes on
No heating working at this point
No heating working at this point
Waiting for the plaster to dry
Waiting for the plaster to dry

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Painting the signs
Painting the signs
Awesome views every day
Awesome views every day

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The south facing sign
The south facing sign
The West facing sign
The West facing sign

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Pink on the walls
Pink on the walls
My office
My office
More steel work
More steel work

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Finally we have lights
Finally we have lights

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Painting the walls white made such a difference
Painting the walls white made such a difference

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More studwork
More studwork
Another office
Another office

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Getting ready for Christmas dinner
Getting ready for Christmas dinner
The last reminder of the old 'Pietros Pizzeria'
The last reminder of the old ‘Pietros Pizzeria’
Christmas dinner setting
Christmas dinner setting

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The land we have just been given to look after and turn into an allotment
The land we have just been given to look after and turn into an allotment

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Messy job
Messy job
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One thought on “Some photos of the progress…

  1. It has been a very big undertaking for you but we know that God is bigger and has provided many things free of charge, bless you and all the people who have provided help in any way. Bless all who come into The Cornerstone.

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