Bay Tree Refurbishment Week 9

The Bay Tree is now closed for a major refurbishment, re-opening May 2017.

We are still reachable at 01843 862502 and enquiries@baytreebroadstairs.co.uk

We uncovered some original floor tiles which we weren’t expecting, in the old owners accommodation area. We have done our best to salvage what we can to re-use elsewhere in The Bay Tree

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The tiles were where our builder is kneeling and clearing away the debris on top

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Inside, you can now see what we think was the original green on the walls of our building

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You can see where we had boarding (for fire prevention) on our bannisters and you can now get a sense of the space we’re gaining taking the boarding out (we can use modern sprinkler fire-management systems instead.

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We’ve also been talking with a specialist woodturner who can copy our original spindles so everything matches – their workshop was fascinating and showed true traditional craftmanship

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This picture shows the view across from Room 9 and it’s bathroom through to Room 8’s bathroom and room, beyond. All our bathrooms will be completely rebuilt and this is an instance where some clever re-positioning of stud walls, both within guest rooms and on the landing, will give us a little bit of extra space for our bathrooms. The picture also shows a little of where we will be rebuilding some of our floors so they are more comfortable and will benefit from extra insulation and sound-proofing.

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We also found a little more retro-wallpaper. Perhaps it was to match the green walls (see 3rd and 4th pictures above with our green walls!)

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We’ve been looking at brick samples, doing our best to match our new bricks (for the new extension at our rear) with our existing ones. It was a very close call but we have gone with the bricks on the left, called Red Waterstruck – we will be replicating the English Bond style of bricklaying to match the existing brickwork as closely as possible

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In between monitoring our build, checking plans, plotting progress and all the details, we are getting a few breaks, including networking with other local suppliers and tourism providers to monitor how well Kent and Thanet are doing and learn about short-video presentation and, below that, on a stunning Sunday walk from nearby Minnis Bay to Reculver Towers (which you can just make out in the distance)

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Not our best ever video, but Ben’s enjoying himself on Minnis Bay anyway!

 

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