Okay, these photos are a few days old sorry - I only just got around to downloading them. Block laying above floor level started on Wednesday so look out for more pictures next week...
|The common house - you can see a black heating duct popping up through the floor which will allow heat to be piped from the woodchip boiler and solar thermal panels on Halton Mill|
|The foundations have been laid to allow part of the building that will contain the toilets, laundry, guest rooms and play room to be rebuilt, this time with wheelchair access|
|Here's the surface water drain coming through the common house. We still have to fit electricity, heat, phones and TV alongside it. The sewer goes a different way, fortunately|
|This is an example of what contingency is for. We were going to reuse this gable wall, but having seen the state of the below ground section we are now going to have to rebuild it. Steps will go up to Terrace F from the right hand side of this photo.|
|At Terrace D the groundworkers are still removing rock, some of which will go in gabion baskets. The rock removal is expected to take 3 weeks.|
|At Terrace F, sub contractors are installing rock anchors into the existing wall so that we can reuse it confident that it was not on the verge of collapsing.|