South Transept – week 6
I also know that you are enduring patiently and bearing up for the sake of my name and that you have not grown weary. Revelation 2:3 NRSV
It’s been another busy week and some of the finishing touches are being applied to the build, allowing us to get a feel for how our project will look when finished.
The oak flooring is now in place (but covered with a layer of foam sheeting to protect it), and the workmen have almost finished fitting the light oak wall cladding to the new build. Floor tiling along the west side of the south transept has also begun, using tiles found beneath the old floor and the 400 reclaimed tiles.
The base of the servery is now on site, complete with doors and low profile handles.
Decorators have painted the two toilets and we have a feature colour wall in each, to help create a contrast for the visually impaired, allowing them to better locate the facilities when needed and doors when leaving.
In the old baptistry, the stonemason has finished restoring our Saxon coffin lids, and they are now mounted within the new display cabinets. You may also have noticed the Byron funeral wreath, removed from the south wall to be examined and professionally cleaned. The gold, Byron profile sculpture will join it, as soon as the workmen have access.
Next week there will be developments outside of church, too. Workmen will begin erecting the scaffolding to allow access to the tower, roof and clock faces. Once in place, work on the fabric of the building will start.
Don’t forget to check back next week…