Upstairs Downstairs

Roy Gould has been pressing on with the reconstruction of GKE's upper deck. Frameworks for both new sides are in place, and much of the timber work around the front and rear of the structure has been renewed. 

The canopies (or domes) at the front and rear of the roof are of beaten aluminium and will receive special attention to reclaim them and remove the results of years of battering by trees and such. Renewal of the main roof sheets awaits resolution of how to reproduce the clench joint between sections. We have every confidence!

 

New Upper Deck side framing in place.

New Upper Deck side framing in place.

Rear end framing and timber work. Some of it is even original!

Rear end framing and timber work. Some of it is even original!

Front end framing.

Front end framing.

The old upper deck off-side framing has been set aside, partly to serve as a reference for window mounting and the drop window assemblies, but also to allow preservation of part of it to show the level of deterioration it had reached before restoration began.

The old upper deck off-side framing has been set aside, partly to serve as a reference for window mounting and the drop window assemblies, but also to allow preservation of part of it to show the level of deterioration it had reached before restoration began.