Your latest weekly update on progress :
- Paul Copley Electrical have been cracking on with the installation of LED lighting (LED stands for light emitting diodes in case you didn’t know – the units comprise a whole lot of individual electronic light sources – they last much longer than traditional bulbs or tubes, give a much better light level with little effect on those sensitive to fluorescent tubes and are much cheaper to run). So far, the Reception areas, Peter Wharton Room, toilets and main staircase have been completed with other areas to be done in the near future. The Studio, of course, was equipped with LEDs earlier in the year as was the office. I hope you’ll agree that the light level in these areas is now much more cheerful, very similar to natural sunlight.
- Byfield Heating Limited began on site on Monday 15th Their work is scheduled to last between 2 and 2½ weeks, although it may take a little longer than that to complete the installation of a new upgraded gas supply, necessitating some external excavation (Fulcrum – their Project Manager is due on site on 16th July to finalise the plans and timetable for their work and to liaise with Byfield Heating Ltd) and the installation of a new meter (Opus Energy – awaiting info from Fulcrum). Everything possible will be done to minimise disruption over the next few weeks and to ensure that the system is completed and commissioned in time for the cooler weather. We will not be removing the existing electric heaters until our new system is well and truly established.
- Sheffield Window Centre are busy constructing 43 made-to-measure double-glazed units for us and these will be installed at the beginning of September. The scaffolding will be erected in late August to enable our roofing contractor to carry out maintenance on the main roof of the building.