Bannockburn Guide Hut Refurbishment

Bannockburn Guide Hut Refurbishment
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Wooden hut required refurbished, it has been used by Brownies – Guides for some 90+ YEARS.
This would not be a small job, but without refurbishment the hut could not be used, safely.
A new Fabric Convenor and a Small Group of the  local community have taken on board the work.
Funding was applied for from the Lottery – Stirling Council Community Pride fund – Stirling and Clackmannan Enterprise fund, we were successful  in all applications.
The  funding has paid for most of the materials used, local companies provided some materials free of charge  and 95%+ of all work was carried out free of charge by local tradesmen-helpers.
Local farmer ordered – purchased and stored materials for the roof at his farm for us. He delivered these when required to the hut, farmer his son and employee, also helped with putting these onto the roof. Each sheet is the full length of the roof ensuring later maintenance is kept to a minimuim.
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The works to date include the following,
External Works
Completely renew roof. # Strap and insulate all external wall. #Finish walls with external cladding
( small part of this to finish buy it us hoped  funding will be available for this.) New gutters and downpipes, the installation of a ramp – handrail – and new door for  disabled use.
Construct an extension to store the many items within the hut-that belong to the various groups who use the hut. Paint all externally railing and build a fence in two areas.
Internal Works
Insulate loft, repair floor, completely recover floor with chipboard, plasterboard all inside walls, extend the kitchen add in a lower work surface so children can help, install additional kitchen units, renew all toilets and alter one to that of a disabled toilet with walk in shower, toilets have anti-slip floor coverings.
Hall and toilets have new wall boards that have a sparkle finish, the children call the hut “their sparkly hall.”
Entrance hall & main hall have had large floor tiles installed, tiles are of two colours and have designs inside for games to play.( the flooring in all areas was supplied and laid by a friend of group at no cost to project.)
What Bannockburn has now is a hall that has been upgraded to a very high standard and will be let to all within our community. This has taken around two years to complete.
A massive thanks should go to this group and all who helped,  with  work at the hut – those that helped provide materials – and all that  helped with funding.
Various pictures are attached from beginning of project to completion.
An open day is being held on Saturday 19th September 10am -1pm, all welcome.
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