This edition of the KL Blog is a little late due to holiday stress!!
On 30th April I went on holiday and as usual the few days before were a little hectic and thus I forgot to write the blog for week 18.
Last week the Tilers finished their work at the Kander-Lodge. They have to come back in a week or two to finish the 'skirting boards' when all the door frames are placed. When the return they can also do the tiles for the staff kitchen (which is not installed at the moment). So far they have done a very good job!
The Plasterers have finished nearly the complete 1st Floor and have started with the entrance and facility area on the Ground Floor. Just imagine the shear amount of square metres of walls and ceilings!!!!
The Plumber has started to install the different elements of the bathrooms (toilets, basins, etc.) and work has started to put all the radiators back on the 1st Floor including the radiatiors in the bathrooms.
In the basement the Sprinkler system is now fully installed and tested with high pressure air - all connections seem to be properly sealed. Apparently we now also need to install the sprinklers in the basement as well. Nobody knows why but the authority has decided that way.
Mark Robinson (UK) - Helper - has started with the carving of the new wooden welcome sign for at the entrance to the Main Campsite. It will be the main welcome sign and therefore the signs measures 1.8x2.5 metres and is made of oak. The carving of all the letters is done with a router but the some manuel craftmanship is needed for the massive KISC logo and especially with the Crystal. We aim to to have the new welcome sign ready by end of May 2009.
With the help of the Spanish and Newcastle Fellowship Work Parties work on the area around the Kander-Lodge has started. Grass has been seeded and 4 new trees has been planted. Within 2 weeks work on the rest of the area should start. On Monday the building company (Jenzer) started with the foundations for the 78m long noice reduction wall between the railway and the Kander-Lodge. The works should be finished by the end of week 19 with the actual noice reduction elements placed before 20th May. All the bedframes have been painted and the flatroof now has its grit and slabs in place!
We also said good-bye to two great helpers; Michael Geyer (DE) and Alex Groat (UK). On May 1st the changed their green helper T-shirts for Pink ones to take up the posts of Campsite Manager & Campsite Assistant. Many thanks for your hard work in the Kander-Lodge!!!!
During week 19 & 20 I am on holiday. If Jens find the time to write an update you will find them here else you need to wait until 16th May.
See you soon, Mark.