Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Conservation work has started.

We are happy to report that the conservation work has started on the Catholic Church on the hill.
The lovely man Rod Burton our heritage builder, assisted by HEAC volunteers couldn't wait to get on with the job with having re-sealed the roof and repaired the rotted sections of the floor beams we are well and truly on our way to the goal.
Enthusiasm with Lino Alvarez (La Paloma Potter) and Hui Selwood (sculptor) pulling out the posts from the old fence to make way for the trucks to unload closer to the back door and let the work  begin. The fence will be re established after work is completed.   

Blue sky unfolded and not a rain cloud in site. All hands on deck as the scaffolding is unloaded and erected, to start the first job being the very steep roof.

Excavation carried out by the Department of Environment and Climate Change.
                               The concrete slab has since been poured for the amenities block.
Sealing up the holes from the wildlife

Rob was like a huntsman spider climbing all over the roof, not for the faint hearted. A huge effort  in not easy circumstances.

Rob Burton heritage builder

Scaffolding was put in place on the north side of the church for working on the roof.

Under the floor boards