Village Hall Renovation Projects
These renovations ensure that Rainton Village Hall continues to be a valuable village facility which we can all be proud of.
A big thank you to Brian and Les for building new access ramps at the village hall, improving access for disabled users.
January – February 2021
We have been quietly working away in the village hall - it is getting very exciting seeing all the hard work coming together. New internal joinery including decorative moulding, boxing in - to disguise pipes & new skirting board has been fitted to enhance the appearance of the hall.
New LED ceiling lights offering a better quality of light, lower energy consumption and a longer lifespan have been installed in the main hall. Our external signage has been illuminated on timer switches.
Committee members have been busy taking down tiles from the meeting room ceiling to replace damaged tiles in the main hall.
A huge “Thank You” to the Village Hall Committee Members and our volunteers who are working hard to bring the project to a conclusion.
9th November – 20th December 2020
We are extremely pleased with the construction of the newly laid floor in the main hall. The floor quickly dried allowing our project team to gain access to the area and continue work.
The main hall changed appearance in a matter of days as our project team fitted and skimmed the walls with plasterboard.
Thanks to the hard work of everyone involved, the hall has quickly gone from a room which belonged on a construction site, to a room which is almost ready for decorating.
7th November 2020
Another busy week in the village hall as the different elements of our renovation project come together. The underfloor heating, new combi-boiler and new ring of electrical sockets have been installed.
The floor screed will be poured next week, it will then be left for another week – with the new underfloor heating slowly turned on, and the temperature gradually turned up to help the floor to dry.
24th - 31st October 2020
There's been a lot of activity in the hall, over the last 10 days, as our renovation project continues.
Onto the hardcore base, a new concrete sub-floor has been laid. A mobile line pump with a long maneuverable hose was connected to the concrete truck & the concrete pumped into the village hall. The contractors got the job done quickly and with high quality.
Over the past week the concrete sub-floor was left to dry and today our project team have insulated the floor with high-performance insulation & laid another plastic membrane ready for the underfloor heating to be installed.
We are pleased to confirm that the renovation project remains on schedule and to budget.
17th October 2020
Hard work’ pays off! This week has seen our project team & volunteers’ wheelbarrow, spread & level 8 tons of crush & run into the village hall. Fueled by some delicious baking from our treasurer; Paula & thanks to everyone’s efforts the Visqueen damp proof membrane has been laid & the hall is now ready for the first screed of concrete which will be laid next weekend.
4th October 2020
Our project team and volunteers have been working hard over the past 2 weekends digging out the hall concrete floor. The team have made excellent progress – the concrete floor has been broken up and successfully removed. Using a micro-digger we have dug down, and as you will see - we have a large amount of hardcore and rubble to move out.
26th September 2020
One of the major problems with the village hall is that the concrete plinth on which the floor lays is defective which has resulted in dampness, causing the flooring to lift. Breaking up a concrete slab may seem like an impossible do-it-yourself project - not for our volunteers! Wearing the appropriate safety gear, the working party used electric heavy-duty breakers to break the concrete slab into several smaller pieces – making it easier to remove and discard.
19th September 2020
Building work continues at the village hall. A massive thanks to Brian who started work early this morning making good the stripped back bare walls.
13th September 2020
Village Hall renovations continue - thank you to the working party who spent time removing rotten paneling in the hall, in preparation for lifting the floor.
13th August 2020
Refurbishment work continues in the hall. A small team of volunteers have stripped out the Chancel - removing the doors, the rotten Chancel floor and wall timbers.
1st August 2020
With the agreement of the church, who rent us the hall on a 99 year full maintenance and management trust agreement, work has started to remove and replace the sub-floors in the main hall.
This will resolve 4 major problems:
- a crack through the concrete in the 1980’s extension that lets in damp and displaces flooring
- a ridge in the floor
- a degraded Victorian sub-floor in the old section of the hall
- a rotten wooden floor in the Chancel
29th June 2020