The build started on 18th February 2013

Site for new church

Working on roof structure

The first job was to remove the original roof. As this was made from asbestos it had to be worked on by a specialist company.

 

 

Starting to remove the support structure.

Grinding supports
Roof on

The roof - as it was

In order to contain the roof panels, everything had to be netted first.

Netting the roof
Roof removed

All roof off

 

 

 

 

 

The roof panels removed.

With the asbestos removed, work can really get going . . . . . 

Starting demolition

extension demolition
Walls down

Walls down

Digging the footings

 

Digging footings
ready for laying

Ready to start building the new walls . . .

Walls up to damp proof course   Up to DPC

 Prepare for slab 1Prepare for slab 2

 

 

 Preparing to lay the new slab
 New wall going up  Wall going up
 Studwork  First part of the internal studwork
Some of the timbers awaiting installation   Builders yard
 New front wall New front wall on Room 3 

 

 Internal scafolding being installed - 

Scafolding 3

Scafolding 1

 

 

 

Scafolding 2

Scafolding 5

Scafolding 4

 

 Blockwork going up

 

 Blockwork going up

Brickwork end of month 1

 

End of first month -

 

Most of the scafolding complete.
Brickwork going up higher.
Inner skin blockwork in Room 2 added.
 

Beginning of month 2

week 5 . . .

 

Front brickwork continuing to go up

 Brickwork almost up
Studwork front starting Installation of the front wall studwork begins.
 Three days later - look how much has happened!

Front wall added 1 

Front wall added 2

 studwork inside front wall . . . and from the inside
 Back wall studwork added  Studwork back wall
Brickwork complete Brickwork completed
almost ready for the roof

Going upwards

 . . . and that's the end of week 5

Week 6 . . .

 

 

 Studwork added in store room and main entrance

Studwork - storeStudwork entrance 

Roof Trusses 1Roof Trusses 2 Roof trusses ready for erection in week 7

 

Fascia boards awaiting installation

 

 

. . . End of week 6

Timbers waiting

 Roof 1

Roof 3

          Week 7 . . .

 

 

 

Starting to erect the roof

 

Most of the trusses in place

 

 

Incidentally, if you are wondering what the tall vertical timbers are for.
There are high voltage electricity cables above the building.
The posts show the maximum safe working height!

 

. . . End of week 7

 Roof 4
 Mains water

 Week 8 . . .

 

 

 

Plumbing started

 Starting to cover the roof

 Roof 5

Roof 6

Roof 8

Roof 9

 A day later, and the tiles are going on
 Roof just awaiting the porch  Roof 10
 Toilet plumbing Toilet plumbing started

 Concrete blockwork added to room 1

 

 

. . . End of month 2

 Church inside wall

Scafold down 1 

Scafold down 2

Beginning of month 2

Week 9 . . .

 

 

 

 


Internal scafolding being removed 

 Porch added and roof complete Porch

Room 1 floor screeded 1

 

 Room 1 floor screeded 2Heating manifold

 

 Week 10 . . .

 

 

Room 1 - floor insulated, heating pipes installed, sreed laid

Week 11 . . .

 

 

Scafolding down

 All scafolding down

 Toilet walls being builtRoom 2 walls going upCupboard wall - room 3Room 1 wall being completed

 Internal walls going up
 Almost up!  Room 2 and 3 walls almost upRoom 3 nearly up
 windows in back wallBack windowWindow in  Rear and side windows in place
 Air extraction being installed  Air extractor
Front wall wood applied   Wood covering applied to front wall

 Cladding being applied to north gable end

 Cladding being applied
Insulation front Insulation back

 Week 12 . . .

 

 

 

 

 

Insulation being installed

 

 

 

 

 Front windows going in  Front windows 1Front windows 2

 Back wall boarded

Front wall boarded

 Walls being boarded with wood
 Steel beam boxed in  Beam boxed

 Folding door steel 1

 

Folding door steel 2Folding door steel 3

Steel support for folding doors between rooms 2 & 3

 

 Door frames being inserted

 

 

 

. . . End of month 2

 Door frame 1
 entrance retainer

 Beginning of month 3

 

Week 13 . . .

 

Porch retaining wall in place

 Room 2/3 dividing blockwork complete  Room 2 - 3 divider 1Room 2 - 3 divider 2
Final studwork room 2 - 3 studworkhall studwork
room 1 electrics walls chased out for electrics
 Plasterboard installed room 1 plasterboardroom 2 plasterboard

front cladding

 

 

Front cladding 2

Front cladding 3

 

 

 

 

 Front wall cladding being applied

 

 

 

 

. . . End of week 13

 Week 14 . . .

 

 

 

 

 Plastering commenced

 

 

 

bags of plasterplastering 1 
 guttering 1

 

 

 Gutters being installed on the front

 

. . . end of week 14

 Week 15 . . .

 

 

 

Plastering continued

plastering 2 

 

 

plastering 3

 installing boiler  Boiler being installed

 

 

 Septic tank delivered

 

 

. . . end of week 15

 septic tank
plastering back hall plastering room 3

Week 16 . . .

 

 

 

 

 

plastering finished

 

 

 

 Kitchen delivered  Kitchen 1
 Septic tank 2Septic tank 3  Septic tank installed
Groundwork for surface drains surface drain
Painting 1 Painting started
Toilets being installed

Disabled looToilet

Disabled loo 2

 Septic drain

 

 

 Groundwork for septic tank

 

 

. . . End of week 16

Week 17 . . .

 

 Suspended ceilings and lighting added

 

SUSPENDED CEILING 

SURFACE GROUNDWORK 1SURFACE GROUNDWORK 2

 

 

SURFACE GROUNDWORK 3

 

Surface drain groundwork

Kitchen plumbing

KITCHEN 3

Suspended rooms 2and3Suspended hall 

Week 18 . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspended ceiling complete

 

 

 

 

 Kitchen installed

 Kitchen 4Kitchen 5

 Electrics 1Electrics 2Electrics 3

 Electrics being installed

Site visit by Synod members

 

 

 Synod 1Synod 2

Car park 1

 

 

 

 

Car park surface delivered

 

 

 

 

. . . end of week 18

Week 19 . . .

 

Electrics commisioned

electrics 4 

Carpark 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpark 2Carpark 3

car park 4

car park 5

 Car park prepared

 Front door being fitted

 front door 1

ramp 2

Entrance ramp being built

 

 

 

Garden edging in place

 

 

. . . end of week 19

garden 1

 Front door

Week 20 . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Front door fitted

 

 

 

Ramp completed

Ramp 3

Entrance hall tiled 2

 

Week 21 . . .

 

 

 

Floor tiled in enrance hall


 

 

 

 

Latex screed in room 1 - ready for floor covering

Ready for floor covering

Room 1 floor laid 

 Flooring of room 1 complete

 Flooring of rear hallway complete

 Back hall floor laid