The first bricks for the dwarf flood walls were laid yesterday (Monday). These wall both set out the boundary of the Bridge Cottage forecourt but will also offer some protection to the building from low level floods. The inside of the wall will form a planter which will be planted with a low level hedge to give the building a more rural feel. The bricks, selected to blend in with the existing bricks in the Cottage, come from a small brickworks in Hastings.
The first of the deep drains that will form a moat around Bridge Cottage to protect it against low level floods that come from the High Street. These drains, combined with the dwarf walls will direct low level floods back into the river.
The oak floor to the first floor has started to be laid! Because we have already tied all the floor joists together with sheet ply to ensure structural stability, it has allowed us to lay the planks in continuous lengths through the whole upstairs area.
Fourteen workmen on site yesterday – aiming for the end of the month target for completion! Fingers Crossed!