‘Geoff Elliot Property Renovation and Building’ have been VERY busy, as you can see from the photos below. Massive thank you to them! Major progress has been made this week, and the new concrete floor is beginning to be laid!
An update on the progress being made in the Gym from Centre User and Project Manager, the fantastic Andy Cudworth!
“Just a little update on the floor restoration. The old timbers including floor, underfloor battens and skirtings are now removed. The old concrete between battens has also been removed, including the plaster on the wall affected by the spread of the mycelium. There’s some years of dust under that floor..!
We found that the mycelium and fungus grown was actually a continuation of the original growth from the previous outbreak that was repaired. Not a new growth from another area of the floor. We also found most of the underfloor battens had a damp reading to support dry rot. We also found quite a large area in the floor boards and battens, at the entrance end of the room, infested with woodworm. The battens and underside of the boards were powder in some cases. There were also battens suffering wet rot. Therefore the option of simply putting a membrane over all this and then boarding over would never have been an option, as the wet rot and woodworm would still have been there to continue attaching the remaining timbers in floor and skirting boards and beyond. I’m glad to report however, all this has been totally removed and the area treated with sovereign anti fungal chemicals.
The good news is that the walls of the room are not suffering rising damp.
Over the next two days the damp membrane will be put down over the structural concrete floor and the concrete floor screed laid. Affected wall areas replastered and plastic skirtings fixed hopefully at the end of the week.
It maybe that the main hall floor adjacent the cardio room has to wait until Monday to have the affected wood removed, surfaces treated and replaced.
I attach some photos below showing the work so far, rot and woodworm.”