After 2 very busy weeks here at the Centre it is time to report on the progress of the Kander-Lodge again.
On his return from holiday the massive task of putting the ceiling on the Ground Floor was waiting for Paul. In his absence Stefan already put all the necessary metal bits and pieces in from which the ceiling will hang, but still there was and is a lot to do.
On both sides of the hall above the windows a box needed to be created that would stick out of the ceiling and contains all the water & sewage pipes, the main electricity cables and a series of sockets. Once this was fully done on one side including 2 layers of plaster sheets (fire protection) the big work could start as can be seen in the picture. The ceiling put in at the moment is a staggering 15x20 m (300m2) and with this size a ceiling we need to build in 2 expansion joints over the full with of the ceiling. If we do not do this we can have a wave effect in the ceiling when temperatures are changing. Later on the ceiling will be plastered and 3 rows (each approx. 18m) of strip lights will be attached to the ceiling.
Another job to do is to make 3 additional openings in the outside walls for emergency exit doors and probably 4 additional openings for big windows allowing for a view over the Kander as well as letting natural light into the Hall.
In the Building Commission last week it was decided that the Kander-Lodge should be finished completely before the end of October this year. This means that all the external companies need to be lined up to commence work on the floorheating and underflooring, the plumbing of the showers as well as the tilling. Plus a few additional bits and pieces! A lot to do in a relativly short period.
Mark Knippenberg - Director