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GC House Blog 7. First Fix DONE

20 May 2016
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Last week we discovered a very rotten timber lintel – the support for doorways or windows in load-bearing walls – which our Bricklaying Lecturer and house hero, Ryan Heath, replaced with a concrete one. Ryan did this very efficiently, making sure the structure of the wall wasn’t compromised.

Students from our Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Construction course also requested to visit the house last week for a tour and talk about the building, the progress we have made so far and the issues we have overcome. If any other GC students, or even local employers, would like to come in to see how the house is progressing and meet our hardworking students, we would be happy to welcome you. Email to arrange a suitable date and time.

This week, our electrical students have finished the first fix upstairs and plastering students have started to plasterboard the walls. The plasterboard arrived on Tuesday and weighs a whopping 25kg per sheet!

Today our plumbing students are working on the first fix downstairs, ready for the kitchen to go in, which has been generously donated by Howdens. BBC Radio Gloucestershire are also visiting Project Manager Rachel and today’s team of students today to speak to them about how the project is coming along – tune in this weekend to hear the latest!

The original doors we mentioned in an earlier blog post, which have been stripped, are now at Gloucester Campus so that our bench joinery students can copy and create three more to add to the original features.  

Check out the latest photos in the gallery below and check back next week for the latest update and pictures.

Help needed!

We are looking for student volunteers over the half term (Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June) to help with tiling and landscaping mainly. This will be a great opportunity to learn new skills and get some real life work experience on your CVs! If you’re available, please email as soon as possible.

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