Clubhouse Extension

Official opening by Bowls England President, Mr Adie Lloyd, on 20 May 2014 (100 years to the day of the Club's formation).

Official opening by Bowls England President, Mr Adie Lloyd, on 20 May 2014 (100 years to the day of the Club’s formation).


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

Footings laid

Foundations laid

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

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Members Commence Painting

Painting completed and lighting installed




Short Mat Equipment Installed

Rinks Laid for Short Mat Bowls

Patio Base Laid

Patio Completed


Club Building with New Extension

5 thoughts on “Clubhouse Extension

  1. Suzanne Brady

    This looks an excellent facility …. well done to pioneers of this project .. Great job done with great benefits for the entire club. Your hard work and many hours of time have paid off ….. I am very proud of you ..

  2. John Timmins

    Well a good job done by all who helped with the extension, now we can start raising funds for the new toilet block to complete the project.

  3. AdieLloyd

    An excellent extension to club house,which everyone should be proud of, I am sure your club will go from strength to strength. WELL DONE.

  4. John Timmins

    The next phase of our club extension work has now commenced for the new ladies’ and men’s toilets, including a disabled facility. This means we are actively chasing funding from various sources. Any help for this project, in any form, would be appreciated.


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