STOP PRESS ………………… The Club Extension is now complete!!
Following agreement of a grant of £50,000 from the Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund, the Club was in a position to commence work on an extension to its existing clubhouse in May 2013. Additional funding for the project was provided by Devon County Council, West Devon Borough Council, Tavistock Town Council, Bowls England together with members and friends of the Club.
The extension will enable the short mat bowls players to transfer their activities to the club together with provision for a skittle alley and darts. The aim is to provide a multi-sports and social events facility for all age groups in the locality.
Work started in June 2013 with completion of the building by the end of the year. Internal fitting-out and external finishing of the patio saw the extension finished by mid February
This page chronicles the building through its various stages.
The contractor for the initial part of the project is O’Mahoney Construction Limited supported by carpentry firm, McCartney & Co, and electrical contractor, R Jenkins.
Work, actually, commenced a week early at the end of May in order to take advantage of the good weather.
Site before work began following insertion of water tank
Ground works commenced
Outer wooden shell constructed
Roof struts inserted
Roof completed and windows & doors inserted
Roof tiling completed and internal wiring work commenced
Wall knocked through to existing clubhouse
RSJ inserted between extension and existing clubhouse
Existing clubhouse opened up to extension
Scaffolding removed from exterior and interior made ready for painting
Exterior blockwork and rendering completed
Levelling of Floor
Outside Area Cleared
Members Commence Painting
Painting completed and lighting installed
Short Mat Equipment Installed
Club Building with New Extension