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 West
After, looking west.
Before, looking East
After, looking West
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