Towards the end of 2015 the Pambula Daylight Lodge decided to upgrade its kitchen to semi commercial standard. A grant to enable the work to be done was approved by Grand Lodge and work commenced on 31 January 2016 after some 3 months of planning and consultation with users and potential users. During removal of the old flooring it was discovered that some dry rot was present and this dictated removal and replacement of the whole floor. Remarkably, this work was basically done by two helpers in the space of a day. The new equipment arrived on 12th February and is yet to be finally installed. The following is a pictorial diary of the renovation process showing the kitchen before, during and after the renovation:-

Before, looking East

After, looking East.

Before, looking West.

After, looking West

Demolition begins.

and continues.

Dry rot in the floor dictated total replacemnet of flooring and a couple of bearers.

Pulling up the old floorboards

Removing a couple of thousand nails

Timber in good condition and view of the underfloor cavity.

New flooring being installed

and completed several hours later

New floor finished. All the above work was completed in one day, Sunday 31st January 2016. Fortunately Mitre 10 was open.

Plumbing work started

Hand wash basin to go here.

Sink and dishwasher power and drainage

Masonite flooring for kitchen standard vinyl

Vinyl being laid and coved

12th February, delivery day for most of the equipment

Equipment stripped of plastic protective coating

Stove waiting for its range hood.

Ready to go.

Moving in. 21March 2016