School Room & Cloak Room Roof Replacement – Day 33 to 34
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2y ago
Final push and the roof is finished! Now begins the job of prepping the woodwork for painting and adding battens so that UPVC soffit can be attached to the underside of the roof overhang ..read more
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Toilet Block Soffits
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by admin
2y ago
While we were in soffit mode we decided to use the remaining two lengths of soffit we had from this batch for the underside of the toilet block flat roof, a job that had been on the “to do list” for quite some time! Before Supports added for the ends of the soffits After The post Toilet Block Soffits appeared first on The Old School House ..read more
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History Section Updated
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by admin
2y ago
The history section has been updated with information on the schools original architect and builder and an extract from Building News – 7th April 1871 has been added. The post History Section Updated appeared first on The Old School House ..read more
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Newspaper Cutting Added to John Vickery’s Page
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2y ago
A newspaper cutting announcing the death of John Vickery’s son has been added. John Vickery’s entry can be found here The post Newspaper Cutting Added to John Vickery’s Page appeared first on The Old School House ..read more
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Back Scaffolding Taken Down
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by admin
2y ago
The back scaffolding was removed today. As can be seen in some of the images there is some unpainted woodwork. These were areas that we could not access because of the scaffolding so these will be one of the next tasks tackled. The post Back Scaffolding Taken Down appeared first on The Old School House ..read more
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Front Scaffolding Taken Down
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by admin
2y ago
The scaffolding at the front was removed today. It seems a long time since we had seen the front of the school! The white UPVC soffits were an attempt to recreate the look of the boards had been there originally but in a more servicable material. White was not the first choice of colour for the soffits, we had settled on black initially but the price of the black boards made them prohibitive with the budget we have. Now the white is up it appears to be have been a better option, it provides a contrast to the slate and the black woodwork and allows the detail of the beams and crosses to be seen ..read more
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Exterior Painting and Soffits – Finished
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2y ago
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Exterior Painting and Soffits – Front
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2y ago
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Exterior Painting and Soffits – Back
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by admin
2y ago
The wood was all prepped and filled and treated with preservative and the first grey undercoat applied. Second grey undercoat. First coat of exterior black satin ..read more
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School Room & Cloak Room Roof Replacement – Day 29 to 32
The Old School House
by admin
2y ago
Work has continued on slating and replacing rotten woodwork. We are trying to keep as much of the existing detail as possible and replace some of what we know was once there from old photographs and the evidence in the remaining woodwork. For example, at the front of the school when we started the work there was only a single X across the apex. From an old photograph and the the rotten tennon in the woodwork we know there would have been the existing X at the back against the wall and another forward from it flush with the fascia board, so we have reinstated this. This would have been mirrored ..read more
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