As you can see, the bench seating in the new Upper Saloon is coming along in leaps and bounds.
With these custom built benches being handcrafted on site they’re a perfect fit for the new room. We’re now thinking about cushions and the final fittings, and looking forward to enjoying a cup of tea and the view with a very comfortable seat!
Today, half the old engine room was insulated with 100mm of fire retardant spray foam.
So it will be cosy in winter and cool in the summer!
Next in are our electricians and plumbers to do their first fix!
On Monday, our heat pump arrives, and the only way to get it onboard is to cut a hole in the side deck!!
Don’t worry, the opening is needed!!
Next week Chris and his team at Frank Halls & Son will be installing a structural steel and opening up a four metre section of the side deck to make the new entrance to the helical stair case!
Tomorrow the new toilet and shower area will be spray foamed for insulation.
Seb, from Stroods, has done a great job building all the walls and ceiling in preparation for the insulation being installed.
It’s taking shape and looking good.
In preparation for the staircase, the new circular hole through the centre of the ship is being lined with steel.
Here Frank Halls’ team are lifting another plate into place before they weld it.
Once fitted it is adjusted and secured.
This week Stroods, a local fitting out firm, have been onboard to build the walls and ceiling structure for the new toilets and showers. Neil, our architect, is discussing the detail around the port holes.
Here you can see more of the area taking shape…
Under the new floor in the engine room space, Darren, the lead heating engineer from Lindseys is planning and installing the new copper pipe work.
You can also see the temporary white flexible pipes that are keeping the ship heating and hot water running in the interim.