Thursday, January 28, 2010

Goodbye Golden Fleece....

Multiple plumbing parts have been purchased and kitchen wet areas are 'plumbed in'.  Light fittings are fitted and awaiting their light coverings.  The gents and ladies toilets are in  - all shiny and new, complete with hand basins within the cubicles.

The former Golden Fleece building is about to embark on a new lease of life.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Taking Up (Kitchen) Residence

After much scrubbing, disinfecting and hosing, most of the kitchen equipment has been moved from our Machine Shop, Barn and rear decking at home and has taken up residence in the commercial kitchen. The Equipment awaits a visit and treatment from the electical guy, as well as the gas and water guy and promises sincerely to perform it's duty, - to it's best ability - shortly thereafter.

We Floored It

The kitchen floor now has a two part epoxy high solids industrial grade coating in "Koala Grey" colour. It has an orange peel finish, too - easy to clean and '...does not support bacterial growth'.  I like that.  No slipping, either.  I like that too.

On the other hand, the cafe/ gallery floor has a clear two part epoxy, which brings out the colours and blemishes in the cement and gives it an industrial look, which is what we wanted to achieve.  Some parts of the floor look like a patchwork quilt, which proves that finished concrete - especially aged concrete - is definitely not just grey / white. 

Commercial coving has been applied to the base of the walls, which gives both areas that 'finished' look.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dust Awaaayyy!

One of the labour intensive tasks still to be done is the floor preparation in both the kitchen and gallery / cafe section of the building. After months and months of sanding, grinding, bashing, sawing and painting, a 'covering' of fine, powder-like dust became a permanent drape, despite regularly sweeping and vacuuming. In order to apply 2 part floor preparations as per Council regulations, the cement floor had to be void of all - mess. 

That's where 'Who's Your Daddy' came into action. 

Dust and powderlike particles?


Letting Off Steam

This is the extractor fan, mounted on the roof of The Daily Pie. Note it's colourful 'boot' - a seal to prevent water seeping back into the kitchen, via the exhaust hood.  And by golly - just in time.  Can  you see those rainclouds?

The utility was parked at the side of the building with the extractor fan on the back tray.  A strap was tied around the fan which was then hoisted up onto the roof and carried to the hole.  Sealed and delivered!