Timbermill Blog

Week 43 - On the rack

Week 43 - On the rack

14th December, 2012

Week 43 - Rack ‘n‘ roll in the warehouse.  The floor now has an epoxy resin coating to protect it from the inevitable wine stains and it‘s ready for the racking.  Outside in the yard the block paving is complete, the gates are in and the fencing has gone up...

Week 42 - On the terraces

Week 42 - On the terraces

7th December, 2012

Week 42 and the terraces are filling up.  Two different types of balustrade have been fixed up on our terraces, one of the features which makes the building so special, one glass and one metal...

Week 41 - Rendered void

Week 41 - Rendered void

30th November, 2012

Week 41 and the sun is shining through all our lovely windows, casting shadows of the trees on the newly rendered, brilliant white walls on the railway terrace.  The yard is nearly completely paved and the ground floor just a week from being complete...

Week 40 - A yard of herringbone

Week 40 - A yard of herringbone

23rd November, 2012

Week 40 and the block paving in the yard is racing ahead.  Soon our 25m turning circle will be in evidence and we‘ll be able to appreciate how much space we have.  Upstairs the decorators...

Week 39 - Fully clad

Week 39 - Fully clad

23rd November, 2012

Week 39 and we‘re fully clad with the building‘s characteristic terracotta coloured cladding on the front and south-facing side. The staggered windows are emphasised by the rich colour which provides a lovely contrast to the shiny silver-grey of the rest of the building...

Week 38 - A glass act

Week 38 - A glass act

9th November, 2012

Week 38 and our glass is half full.  Our long-awaited windows all along the Timbermill Way side of the building are installed so we are finally weatherproof and ready for the ‘finishing trades‘ to start finishing! The tasting and entertainment rooms will be fully glazed next week so the last phase can get fully under way...

Week 37 - Windows, more windows

Week 37 - Windows, more windows

31st October, 2012

Week 37 and the long stretch of floor to ceiling windows on the first floor is complete, with the frames in and glazing due next week.   Extending over 30m along the east side of the office, this huge extent of glass will mean we‘ll be working in daylight, with a view of the sky...

Week 36 - The lights are on...

Week 36 - The lights are on...

26th October, 2012

Week 36 and the warehouse is all lit up.  We are now hurtling towards the finish line, with no less than three site managers working on the project.  As a result, the warehouse is nearly complete...

Week 35 - Windows on the world

Week 35 - Windows on the world

19th October, 2012

Week 35 and finally the windows have arrived!  The window frames which give our building its distinctive character are going in on the first floor and in just two days the entertainment and tasting room have been transformed as our architect‘s dream is realised...

Week 34 - Crossed wires

Week 34 - Crossed wires

12th October, 2012

Week 34 and we‘re back under the floating floor, fixing floor boxes and grommets.  The picture shows two of our electrical contractors studying the layout to ensure all our cabling pops up in the right places...

Week 33 - Curves in all the right places

Week 33 - Curves in all the right places

5th October, 2012

Week 33 and the south-west facing terrace, with its two circular decking areas is speeding ahead.  Bendy ply and plasterboard have been wrapped round the vertical steel frames, giving us a wonderful outdoor-indoor meeting space...

Week 32 - Lift off

Week 32 - Lift off

28th September, 2012

Week 32 and we‘re going up in the world.  Inside the building, the lift is complete, the partition walls are smooth and seamless, the curved walls on the main terrace are almost ready for their brilliant white render and the sanitary ware has been delivered...