Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 37

The Bay Tree Broadstairs is currently closed for a major refurbishment and will re-open in August 2017.

We are still reachable by phone 01843 862502 & email enquiries@baytreebroadstairs.co.uk for enquiries and future bookings.

The chimney for our sea-view lounge fireplace is now ready for our marble fireplace

Our work on preparing our kitchen floor for it’s commercial Polysafe Ultima surface, is progressing

These straps are being used to slot together the different elements of our staircase. Note the oak, such as under the drill, which we will use  as borders on our stairs and landings

Alistair, one of The Bay Tree’s owners, is trying to create one of the pieces of wood on our staircase and landing rails that will hold the spindles, which we have duplicated from the originals so it will all match

Most of our electrics, such as in the owners office, are now fitted

Almost all our windows and their glazing is now in place: here we moved this window from where the bathroom has now been placed to the right and have changed it to a oriel window – this picture doesn’t demonstrate it but the oriel window will allow for sea views

Broadstairs on 18 June 2017

Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 36

The Bay Tree Broadstairs is currently closed for a major refurbishment and will re-open in August 2017.

We regret having to announce to our guests, friends and colleagues that we have had to delay our opening until August.

We are still reachable by phone 01843 862502 & email enquiries@baytreebroadstairs.co.uk for enquiries and future bookings.

This picture shows how the carpet on our stairs will look – especially as we are putting oak borders on our stairs and landings, whilst we are fitting new newel posts and ballusters (most of these were lost with the old fire boarding panels which we’ve now been able to remove). We’re effectively building a lot of our stairs by hand – it’s very complex and time-consuming but, aside from being necessary, will also look fantastic once complete

Whilst we’re discussing carpets, this is an example of the Houndstooth carpet we’re using in all our bedrooms (except our ground floor accessible room, Willow, where we’re using Karndean  flooring), sea-view lounge and library. We were testing it against our retro radiators but, for practical reasons, have decided not to use the radiator feet.

We love the blue used in our accessible room (we’ve asked our interior designer, Suzy Nina, from Ramsgate, for colour names, and we will share these)

This is the green Suzy chose for us for the owners lounge, on the first floor of our new extension, looking out to our bay tree

This is Room 7, Walnut, which has a small oriel window, allowing a glimpse of the sea, just behind the ladder

Ever wondered what’s under the stairs and floors? All sorts of cables  (electrical, data, fire etc.) not to mention a labyrinth of pipes plus detailed supports for new oak beamed flooring! Room 8, Alder is to the right, the sun is streaming over the sea into Room 9, Yew, and Room 10, Maple, can just be glimpsed on the left

The plastering and boarding for the owners accommodation on the top floor of our extension is almost ready for decorating

The workings for the flue for the fireplace in our seaview lounge have now been installed

This is the marble fireplace that we will put in our sea-view lounge

We now have the glazing done in our sea-view lounge windows – they look great, especially with our sea-view!

This is how we install concrete to level our kitchen floor, before placing a specialist commerical flooring on top

We’ve been choosing the tiles we will use in our two public toilets – we’ll use V & A Puddle Glaze tiles which we think look fantastic and fit with the age of our building
Which colour should we use?

Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 35

The Bay Tree Broadstairs is currently closed for a major refurbishment and will re-open in August 2017.

We regret having to announce to our guests, friends and colleagues that, owing to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to delay our opening until August.

We recently experienced heavy rain: parts of our roof are not yet fully sealed (owing to window extensions, roof windows, oriel windows and new roof tiling) and  we suffered some water penetration. We are working to rectify and replace where damage has been incurred but this will unfortunately affect our timescales.

We are still reachable by phone 01843 862502 & email enquiries@baytreebroadstairs.co.uk for enquiries and future bookings.

We’re now adding glazing to a lot of our windows.

Our balcony sea-view room now has it’s new windows. A lot of our new radiators, such as this tall one, between the two windows, are now in place.

The tiling in our luxury en suite bathroom for our balcony sea-view room is nearly complete making the bathroom ready for it’s furniture.

This is one of our showers in our new  bathrooms and wet-rooms.

This is the view from our new triple-aspect sea-view window in Room 10, Maple, of Stone Bay, looking towards North Foreland and Margate.

This is the view from the same Room 10, Maple, window, looking over Stone Bay, Broadstairs towards Viking Bay, Broadstairs.

These are our new, electric, roof-light in our owners accommodation, on the top floor of our extension.

Our library fireplace has now been installed. We have been able to re-use tiles we found earlier on in the re-build in our hearth.

We’re still actively buying unique items of furniture, such as this beautiful full-length mirror.

We’re particularly fond of these pre-loved chairs we’ve re-upholstered which, we think, look fantastic – we will touch-up the legs.

This is an example of our new, but traditional-looking radiators which we are using throughout The Bay Tree.